To Live and Die in Pittsburgh

How the death of Antwon Rose symbolizes larger issues with Pittsburgh’s racial legacy

A protest for slain Pittsburgh teen Antwon Rose. Photo by USA Today
A “Residential Security Map” from 1937 by the Homeowners’ Loan Corporation, indicating in red the low-income, “hazardous”neighborhoods throughout the Pittsburgh area. (LaDale Winling/Urban Oasis)

Philadelphia, born & raised. Writer, reader, part-time runner. Edinboro University, Class of 2011. Bylines: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Blavity, Philly Tribune.

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