Title

Hardening Racial Lines in Public Space

Document Type

Article

Published In

Metropolitics

Publication Date

7-7-2015

Subjects

Public spaces, Police brutality

Abstract

On Friday, June 5, Black teenagers in McKinney, Texas, were violently subdued by a police officer following a conflict that broke out at a community swimming pool—a place at which their presence provoked anxiety and then panic. Many interpretations of the officer’s behavior have turned on the question of who broke what rules, but geographer Naomi Adiv argues that the debate has deeper spatial—and racial—implications.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20561