Ferguson, Staten Island & Baltimore: How Housing Apartheid Created The Basis For Police Brutality

Housing SegregationDecember 10, 2014 – Segment 2

Listen to analysis and discussion on how the history of housing apartheid created the basis for deep-seated racism and police brutality. Our guests will examine the current social and political landscapes of Ferguson, Staten Island, and Baltimore, and reflect upon how events in our history created a foundation for where we are today.

With: Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; Dr. Colin Gordon, Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Iowa, senior research consultant at the Iowa Policy Project, and author of Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City and Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality.