The Dream Revisited: Suburban Poverty & Segregation
The twenty-first discussion on The Dream Revisited, Suburban Poverty & Segregation, explores the increasing diversity of suburbs and increasing levels of suburban poverty and debates the challenges of supporting poor households’ economic self-sufficiency beyond the central city.
Essays in the latest discussion include:
- Segregation, Suburbs, and the Future of Fair Housing by Alan Berube, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program, and co-author of Confronting Suburban Poverty in America
- Delineating Race and Poverty by Georgette Chapman Phillips, Kevin L. and Lisa A. Clayton Dean of the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University and professor in both the Perella Department of Finance in the College of Business and Economics and in the Africana Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences
- The Changing Geography of Poverty Demands Changes to Safety Net Provision by Scott W. Allard, professor in the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Policy and Governance with expertise in the areas of social welfare policy and poverty
- Debtors’ Prisons and Discriminatory Policing: The New Tools of Racial Segregation by Thomas B. Harvey, Co-Founder and Executive Director of ArchCity Defenders, a non-profit civil rights law firm in St. Louis, Missouri
The Dream Revisited is a series of thoughtful debates related to racial and economic segregation in neighborhoods and schools. It is a project of the NYU Furman Center and edited by Ingrid Gould Ellen and Justin Steil. Past discussions have explored the poor door debate, implicit bias, furthering fair housing, economic segregation in schools, and segregation with the financial crisis.
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