anti-black racism in pittsburghspring 2021
Create a map of the history, causes, and effects of institutionalized racism in Pittsburgh, and come up with potential interventions to try to alleviate the issue.
This was a group project. My groupmates and I started out by researching anti-Black racism in Pittsburgh as well as the general United States. Then we created a mind map, connecting the information we found. We sorted our research and our potential solutions (interventions) into timed categories: current, short term, and long term. We categorized our data points into social, technological, environmental, economic, and political areas, then added a historical lens.
Then we had to visualize our data. We started out by combining the timeline and categories, but that quickly became overcrowded in certain areas and sparse in others. We then took a Venn diagram tactic, which morphed into concentric circles split into different sections. From there, it was pretty easy to draw connections between different data points to show how various events are interconnected, as well as point out where interventions would be most effective.