Architecture is supposed to be for everyone. So then why are only 2% of licensed architects in the U.S. African American? Why is Black home ownership at 44%, the lowest in the nation? Why are our neighborhoods still so segregated? To gain a better understanding of the ways in which racist policies and practices have strategically diminished quality of life and employment opportunities for Black people, we’ve compiled a list of necessary readings.
Editor’s note: These suggestions are just a jumping off point. For a more extensive reading list, the New York Public Library has posted the Schomburg Center’s Black Liberation Reading List here.
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