Housing Segregation Fuels Inequalities of U.S. Justice System, says Historian

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Highbridge neighborhood in The Bronx, NY is one of America’s poorest communities, with the majority Puerto Rican or African American. De facto segregated communities like these were a consequence of of government housing policies, says Richard Rothstein. Photo by Ken Lund via Flickr

Richard Rothstein, a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute, said Thursday that systemic residential segregation continues to have a corrosive effect on U.S. justice. Calling for a resurgent civil rights movement in a speech at John Jay College, he charged the biggest obstacle to change was the Trump administration . . .

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