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Racial Segregation's Intersecting Legacies

Updated: Nov 26, 2021


Where you live determines the resources available to you, from jobs and education to healthcare and access to transportation. This is the pernicious legacy of racist segregation policies beginning with Jim Crow laws in the late 1860s, followed by redlining in the 1930s, underinvestment in public transportation, resistance to affordable housing, and the continued over-policing of Black neighborhoods, all of which severely curtail the physical and social mobility of people of color. In this discussion, the Brennan Center's Theodore R. Johnson discusses the myth of social mobility and how to end this residential caste system with Sheryll Cashin, author of White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality. Listen and learn more here!

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