Cities like Pittsburgh can’t herald inclusive innovation without stepping up to protect black lives like Antwon Rose’s from police.
Some urbanists believe large cities should subsume the small black cities in their orbit. But that won’t erase a legacy of discrimination.
If cities are going to sell the farm to Amazon, then the proceeds better benefit the entire community, especially those who can easily be left behind.
Economists are hailing the promise of a new national statistic. But the declaration belies the reality for black and brown people across our largest cities.