Volume 46, Issue 4 p. 815-817
THEMED INTERVENTION

Black ground truths and police abolition

Celeste Winston

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Celeste Winston

Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Celeste Winston, Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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First published: 12 September 2021
Citations: 7

Abstract

This essay offers the concept of Black ground truths as a critical geographic method for scholarship and organising. Black ground truths encompass Black experiential practices of understanding the present world's limitations and building toward new, more liberated geographic possibilities. Centring the movement for police abolition, this essay urges us to look to existing Black liberatory place-making praxes to better understand how to transfigure sites of policing and other forms of racial violence.

Abstract

This essay offers the concept of Black ground truths as a critical geographic method for scholarship and organising. Black ground truths encompass Black experiential practices of understanding the present world's limitations and building toward new, more liberated geographic possibilities. Centring the movement for police abolition, this essay urges us to look to existing Black liberatory place-making praxes to better understand how to transfigure sites of policing and other forms of racial violence.

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