Discussion 1 : Why Integration?
Mary Pattillo is the Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University. Her areas of interest include race and ethnicity (with an emphasis on class stratification), urban sociology, and qualitative methods.
Sherrilyn Ifill is the President and Director–Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Defense Fund, Inc. and teaches at University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
Pat Sharkey is an Associate Professor of Sociology and a Straus Fellow at New York University. He is author of the book, Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress Toward Racial Equality.
Rucker Johnson is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at UC-Berkeley.His work considers the role of poverty and inequality in affecting life chances.