Hardening Racial Lines in Public Space
Public spaces, Police brutality
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.
Naomi Adiv, Hardening Racial Lines in Public Space. A Comment on the McKinney Pool Episode, Metropolitics, 7 July 2015. URL: http://www.metropolitiques.eu/Hardening-Racial-Lines-in-Public.html