Cover Photo: An image of a suburban town
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Small Patches of America: When America’s Suburban Romance Is Undone

In other words, the suburbs are equated with whiteness because they were designed to be.

The NamesakeThe Namesake

restrictedexclusionary zoning policies

courtracialized narratives


one analysisThe Atlantic extends back

single-family zoningcar-centric lifestyledemarcation

model minorities

whiteness by proxy

Pranay Somayajula is a writer, essayist, and second-generation Indian American, born in Minneapolis and currently living in Washington, DC. Pranay recently graduated from The George Washington University, where he studied political science and international affairs. They are currently working on their first novel.