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Your Call: How do public policies continue to determine today's racial segregation patterns?

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Explosives bring down the Pruitt-Igoe public housing towers in St. Louis in 1972. Some former residents got housing assistance to settle in Ferguson and other inner-ring suburbs.

On the January 5th, 2015 edition of Your Call, we'll speak with Richard Rothstein, research associate at the Economic Policy Institute and fellow at UC Berkeley. He argues that government actions like racially explicit zoning, public housing segregation, and federal requirements for white-only suburbs systemically segregated African Americans and set the stage for the protests and racial tension following the Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri. How was our racial landscape created? And what's the way forward? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

 

Guest:

Richard Rothstein, research associate at the Economic Policy Institute and senior fellow at UC Berkeley School of Law
 

Web Resources:

Economic Policy Institute: The Making of Ferguson

The Atlantic: The Case for Reparations

The American Prospect: Sub-Prime as Black Catastrophe