Author: CathyReisenwitz

Zoning is racist as hell

San Francisco was the home of the first attempt to using zoning to enforce racial segregation. In 1885, the city banned public laundries from most areas, to appease homeowners who thought the Chinese-run laundries lowered their property values.  Between the end of WWII and 1968, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) enforced an explicit policy of racial discrimination in mortgage lending.… Read more →

Why relationships get boring

I think I’ve identified the exact moment I often stop finding a new lover exciting. A new lover is limitless potential. Anything can happen! The less you know about them, the easier it is to project endless possibilities onto them and the relationship. Maybe they’ll become a lifelong nesting partner or help me grow in important ways or help me… Read more →