The history of redlining in America has impacted communities of color for decades. San Francisco is no exception. The recent special order to close off John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park is an example of recreational redlining: the discriminatory practice of denying public recreation and access to people of color and people with disabilities.
I can’t believe with the outmigration of Black people here in San Francisco, the impacts of slavery and segregation, that we would be considering a policy that further isolates communities of color. We must think about the negative impacts of these policies and what they do to our fight for social justice and equity.