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City Visions: Institutional Racism, its Roots and Legacy

May 16, 2017

Does racism persist today because of the bigotry of individuals or hate groups or are racist policies actually embedded in American law? What role have  local, state and federal governments played in promoting segregation and protecting white privilege? Joseph Pace and guests explore the topic of Institutional Racism and how government policies have promoted segregated neighborhoods, schools and communities, and in turn, restricted equal access to education and employment opportunities. 

Guests:

Dr. Amos Brown, President of the San Francisco Chapter of the NAACP and Pastor of the Third Baptist Church in San Francisco.

Richard Rothstein, Research Associate of the Economic Policy Institute and author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. 

Robert C. Smith, Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University and author of numerous essays, articles and ten books, most recently American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom.

Produced by: Anne C. Harper