Look, Learn and Live Racial Justice: Week 9
Thank you all for your ongoing engagement with our agency training helping us learn about terms and ideas related to racial justice. As these trainings continue for staff, we want to offer additional information to engage and inform all of us to continue the conversations. Please take some time to read a bit about Albuquerque’s history and share your lasting impression from the training.
LOOK: “In 1940 Albuquerque was a town of 35,000. After the war, the city experienced a building boom, and by 1950 the population had tripled. But Albuquerque’s growth and prosperity were overshadowed by the stain of blatant racism. In a KRQE News 13 Investigation, Albuquerque’s dirty little secret, Larry Barker reveals that beginning in the 1920’s and continuing for another 30 years, scores of newly developed neighborhoods, from the West Mesa to the Sandia foothills, were designated ‘whites only.’” Look at these photos of Albuquerque in the 1920’s-1940’s.
LEARN: Redlining in Albuquerque