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D E S I G N:
A HISTORY OF APATHY
 
JULY 21, 2020
No. 2
 
 
 
“You are not a profession that has distinguished itself by your social and civic contributions to the cause of civil rights . . . You are most distinguished by your thunderous silence” [1]. When the AIA brought Whitney Young, a renowned African-
American architect, to the 1968 American Insitute of Architects’ National Convention, they did not expect to be called out in such a way... 
 
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  Black designers that shaped history   
 
Books & articles to read
How to Kill a City, The Color of Law, Naming, Renaming, and Rethinking History
 If you are a design professional in a leadership position, start advancement programs for new black designers.
 
Tweet @NAABNews calling for constant improvements in diversity with the hashtag #nogainthrumaintain #change55 Copy our tweet below!
 Work alongside movements such as Defund the Police and Black Lives Matter to promote civic engagement and enable systemic change.
 
♦ Organize community advocacy groups of diverse backgrounds to foster equitable advancement for the built environment.
 Firms led by designers of color
 
♦ Donate time and resources to the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)
 
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