The Dream Revisited: A Discussion on Place-Based Affirmative Action
Launched on Martin Luther King Jr. Day earlier this year, The Dream Revisited is a “slow debate” on the role that segregation in neighborhoods and schools plays in hindering economic and racial equality. It is presented as part of the Furman Center’s year-long Integration Research Initiative.
The fifth discussion in the series explores how affirmative action could be reformed to redress neighborhood inequality. Essays in this discussion include:
“Place Not Race: Reforming Affirmative Action to Redress Neighborhood Inequality” by Sheryll Cashin, Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center.
“Race and Place” by Gerald Torres, Jane M. G. Foster Professor or Law at Cornell University.
“Keeping the American Federal State Active: The Imperative of ‘Race-Sensitive’ Policy” by Desmond King, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government at the University of Oxford.
“Reforming Affirmative Action at Universities Misses Deeper Problem” by George Galster, Clarence Hilberry Professor or Urban Affairs at Wayne State University.
Join the discussion on Twitter via the hashtag #TheDreamRevisited.
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 in part by a grant from the Open Society Foundations.