I’m a journalist and an urban planner, both service professions with an ethical obligation to the public. The work of planners and journalists is deeply embedded within power structures that perpetuate racial injustice and social inequality—and unfortunately, neither profession has engaged in the deep self-reflection required to change all that.

My interest in the confluence of journalism and urban planning brought me to the work of Chris Gilliard, who, in his critical engagement with the media, expands on redlining, the practice of excluding certain people from access to goods or services by selectively raising prices. Gilliard’s work identifies what he and coauthor Hugh Culick refer to as “digital redlining”: algorithmic practices of online discrimination against Black communities.


Random things that are interesting.

Created on Aug 31, 2020
By @gurlic