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White Space, Black Hood: Segregation in the Age of Inequality

How policy decisions have constructed a “residential caste system” that traps poor Black people in high-poverty neighborhoods.

Past: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 6:00 pm
This is a virtual event
Speakers:
  • Sheryll Cashin
  • Theodore R. Johnson
White Space, Black Hood: Segregation in the Age of Inequality

Histor­ical hous­ing discrim­in­a­tion has created a modern-day caste system where neigh­bor­hood often determ­ines oppor­tun­ity. The mech­an­ics of anti-Black hous­ing segreg­a­tion has evolved from the blatant redlining of the 1900s to afford­able hous­ing resist­ance, public trans­port­a­tion under­in­vest­ment, and the over-poli­cing of Black communit­ies.

Together, these discrim­in­at­ory policies trap Black people in high-poverty neigh­bor­hoods and divert fund­ing towards afflu­ent, predom­in­antly white areas. Does this mean social mobil­ity is now only a myth?

Join the Bren­nan Center’s Theodore R. John­son for a conver­sa­tion with Sheryll Cashin, author of White Space, Black Hood: Oppor­tun­ity Hoard­ing and Segreg­a­tion in the Age of Inequal­ity, on how we got here and what it will take to end this resid­en­tial caste system.

Produced in part­ner­ship with New York University’s John Brademas Center

SPEAK­ERS:

  • Sheryll Cashin, Carmack Water­house Professor of Law, Civil Rights and Social Justice, Geor­getown Law; Former Adviser, Urban and Economic Policy, Pres­id­ent Bill Clin­ton; Author, White Space, Black Hood: Oppor­tun­ity Hoard­ing and Segreg­a­tion in the Age of Inequal­ity
  • Theodore R. John­son, Director, Fellows Program, Bren­nan Center for Justice

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