Unraveling racial segregation is the key to reducing racial inequality. Let that concept sink in for a moment. Analyzing historical data from 1865 to the present, Richard Sander, our guest on this podcast, and his co-authors Yana Kucheva and Jonathan Zasloff, prove that racial integration has an enormously powerful effect on lifting people out of poverty and improving all outcomes in measures relating education, health and wealth. In their book, ‘Moving Toward Integration’ they look at the past and future of fair housing in America and the striking achievements made since the 1968 Fair Housing Act. We discuss how the country is doing as a whole on what they call the ‘index of dissimilarity’ and which regions are leading the way. (You may be surprised.) And we explore the impacts of gentrification on the process. Please take a listen to this podcast.
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