Police shootings and the Black Lives Matter campaign have shone a spotlight on how different the everyday experiences are of white Americans and Americans of color. While much attention has been paid to these seemingly daily occurrences, the historical forces that led to our current situation have been less discussed: Is the de facto segregation that exists in many Northern cities a result of the lack of forced integration of the type that took place in the South? And is the mass incarceration of and police brutality inflicted on black Americans a result of these same forces? The Communications Forum will be hosting a discussion, “Jim Crow and the Legacy of Segregation Outside of the South,” this Thursday, September 24 at 5 pm, in 3-270.
Melissa Nobles, the Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at MIT
Tracey Meares, the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School
Moderator: Seth Mnookin, director of the Communications Forum and the associate director of the Graduate Program of Science Writing at MIT