‘I Can’t Go Everywhere that I Thought I Could Go’: When Black and Brown Cyclists Need Safety from More than Traffic

by    in Streets & Urban Design, Streetsblog LA
All photos by Sahra Sulaiman/Streetsblog L.A. Above: Slimm, 25, Los Ryderz member, at Ted Watkins Park in Watts.  “I knew where I was,” muses Slimm, the 25-year-old road captain from the Los Ryderz Bike Club regarding his fateful decision to roll past 65th on Broadway...
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The (Classist, Racist) History of Jaywalking—And Why Policing It Should Stop

by    in Opinion
Love history? Click here for our full archives on the matter. **** Editor’s note: this article was updated on March 11, 2018, to reflect the case  Johnnie Jermaine Rush. There’s more to the word and law behind “jaywalking” than meets...
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How Black Long Beach Residents Fought Racist Real Estate Policies and Influenced a Nation

by    in Longbeachize
Above: protestors against Prop. 14 in 1964 mock the California Real Estate Association (CREA), the organization that led the Prop. 14 effort. “I can sympathize and empathize with the frustration, dismay and disappointment experienced in unsuccessful attempts to acquire...
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