Rising from Under the Redline
Under the Redline is a miniseries podcast exploring experiences, stories, opinions, and issues historically and actively misrepresented or ignored by local and national mainstream media, and which impact the lives of those in marginalized communities in and around Seattle.
“Redline” is an historical term connected to ‘legal’ segregation.
Even after segregation was found unconstitutional, other regulations, laws, policies, and silent agreements kept non-whites in Seattle redlined- separate and unequal. Redlining dictated where one could work, live, own property, and travel freely in and around Seattle.
In the newspaper business, the term “above the fold” refers to the front page story featured on the top half of the page- above where the paper is folded for stacking, transport, and distribution. Most newspaper writers want the opportunity to have their work featured above the fold- some intentionally strive for it. To have one’s work published above the fold is a is a validation of the topic, person featured, the information presented, tone of the author(s), and the general picture painted.
In most black and brown communities in and around Seattle, just like the rest of the nation, these communities constantly experience being under-represented, misrepresented, or ignored entirely; the issues aren’t just below the fold, they are buried entirely, in essence casting them Under the Redline.
Representations of black and other people of color featured “above the fold ” are criticized for either re-enforcing negative stereotypes, or featuring stories and people as token exceptions to the negative stereotypes.
Under the Redline is hosted and executive Produced by Sakara Remmu
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