June 9, 2017

Race and Space: A Straight (Red) Line from Housing Segregation to Communities in Crisis

2017 ACS National Convention

Allison Bethel

John Marshall Law School
Begin: 0:01

Richard Rothstein

NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Begin: 4:45

Ilya Somin

George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
Begin: 18:00

Justin Hansford

Harvard University
Begin: 28:25

Sheryll Cashin

Georgetown University Law Center
Begin: 39:45

Across the country, federal, state and local governments have used “redlining” and other discriminatory policies with the explicit intent to segregate cities and towns. As a result, black communities have been hobbled by a lack of economic investment, depressed property values, underfunded schools, and violence. Perhaps more than any other single cause, state-sanctioned segregation has contributed to the crisis in policing, gun violence, the school-to-prison pipeline and a host of other devastating effects that an ascendant group of activists has mobilized to rectify. How does housing segregation’s role as a root cause of current racial disparities impact efforts to design effective solutions to these problems?