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Discussion 1 : Why Integration?



The Problem of 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. 




Focus on the Costs of Segregation for All

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.


Making Our Assumptions About Integration Explicit

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.


In Search of Integration: Beyond Black & White

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.



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