Walking Towards Justice- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America (September 27, 2017 Webinar)
This is the first discussion of the new America Walks discussion series, “Walking Towards Justice” and explores the intersection of walkability and residential segregation. It includes host Charles Brown and special guest, Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America. Also joining the panel are nationally-known experts, Tamika Butler, Sahra Sulaiman, and Sonia Jimenez, JD.
Today, more than 50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, America is still segregated. Residential segregation has led to concentrated poverty, isolation, lower educational attainment, lower earnings, increased health disparities, loss of upward mobility, and limited transportation options. Life expectancies can vary by up to 30 years in zip codes within the same city. These conditions, which did not happen by accident, provide the context in which many people live, work and play.
To understand this history, its impact on today, and ways in which we can collectively move forward together, America Walks is conducting the Walking Towards Justice Series. In this series, we will focus on how these historic truths influence the transport and mobility choices we live with.
We hope to spark real, candid, and unapologetic conversations about the realities of today, particularly within the context of walking and its intersection with race, class, gender, politics and history.