Tag Archives: Racism

The Bridge

In early July, I wrote a post about Montgomery County, Maryland.  That was a month before white supremacists (one of whom murdered Heather Heyer) rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest about the removal of statues celebrating the slave-holding Confederacy.  The … Continue reading

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The Bridges of Montgomery County

[What follows is thanks to David Rotenstein, a historian in Silver Spring, Maryland who uses his skill and knowledge to challenge establishment orthodoxies that seek to present versions of the past that render certain experiences, people  and places invisible. See … Continue reading

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Katrina: ten years on

Part of what I’m doing on my US ‘housing road trip’ is making snap judgments about places I’m visiting briefly and don’t really know.  That’s always a hazardous activity, but it hasn’t stopped me in the past!  When it comes … Continue reading

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The Prison Industrial Complex

There’s one form of affordable, secure housing that’s readily available to the American working class – prison.  There are over 2 million people incarcerated in the US, the highest per-capita rate in the world and 1 in 3 young African-Americans … Continue reading

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