The Dream Revisited: A Discussion on Comparative Perspectives on Segregation
Launched on Martin Luther King Jr. Day earlier this year, The Dream Revisited is a “slow debate” blog focused on segregation in neighborhoods and schools and the potential role they play in hindering economic and racial equality. It is presented as part of the Furman Center’s Integration Research Initiative.
The seventh discussion in the series explores what can be learned by looking at racial and economic segregation through a comparative lens. Essays in this discussion include:
- “Reflections on Segregation and Integration: A Swedish Perspective” by Roger Andersson, Professor in Social and Economic Geography in the Institute of Housing and Urban research at Uppsala University, Sweden
- “Reflections on Race and Equality: A Structural Perspective” by Glenn Harris, President of the Center for Social Inclusion
- “Why Not Compare?” by Chris McCrudden, Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law at Queen’s University, Belfast
- “Reflections on a Comparative Perspective Within the U.S.“ by Dolores Acevedo Garcia, Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy at Brandeis University
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The Dream Revisited will feature a new discussion each month for the entire year. At the conclusion of project in 2014, the debates will be digitally archived. The Dream Revisited is presented as part of the NYU Furman Center's Integration Research Initiative and supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations.