Thank you for using my photographs to illustrate this piece on the impact of policies that promote segregation in our communities. I presume these photos from my collection have been chosen because they illustrate micro-segregation.
This particular place in Washington, DC accomodates multiple different communities, together, and separate – with a dog park, a play field, and a skateboard park, right next to each other. It is fascinating to watch and learn about. I posted previously about this here: Thoughts and photos from the gilded ghetto | Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City, by Derek Hyra
This reality is also reinforced in the work of our @DCPolicyCenter in their report on housing. Listen to Executive Director @Yesimsy in this @KojoShow as she talks about how separation and segration exist in housing policy in ways that have ceased to exist in many other parts of society: Thanks for Using my Photo, (and for the included education) – Executive Director Yesim Sayin Taylor discusses D.C.’s housing stock on the Kojo Nnamdi Show – D.C. Policy Center
It continues to be a great honor to learn more from what I do behind the camera when I am not behind the camera. More learning per square millimeter than any other place I have been to.
The government’s explicit role in building and enforcing segregation has been largely obscured, and it has done comparatively little to rectify the harm it’s caused to African-American communities — harm which deeply resonates into the present day.