The Dream Revisited: Policing and Segregation

Research & Policy | July 26th 2017

Police Siren with Dream Revisited Text

The twenty-fourth discussion on The Dream Revisited, Policing and Segregation, examines the links between policing practices such as “stop and frisk” and race and class segregation and explores potential policy responses. 

Essays in the latest discussion include:

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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