Restructuring policing in ways that matter will take years, and many more Confederate monuments remain standing than have come down. But in these past few earth-shaking months, one change has advanced with startling speed: All this social upheaval has suddenly and widely restored a capital B to the word “Black.”
By Nell Irvin Painter
The increased peril Blacks seem to face in gentrification pressure areas reveals a troubling relationship between policing and the protection of white property values.
By Henry Louis Taylor Jr.
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“ To build a Just Society, we must be able to imagine a very different, but possible, world. To create that world, we must be prepared to cast away our illusions and exercise our right to the city. And we must dedicate ourselves to building a bold new world based on participatory democracy, social-racial justice, and anchored by prefigurative planning.”
– Henry Louis Taylor