Julie Kmec (Sociology) on “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”
September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Most Americans live in racially segregated neighborhoods. Because most neighborhoods share this characteristic, we don’t often think about it, but we should. This talk will challenge you to think about neighborhood racial segregation in the U.S. It will cover why we care about housing segregation, how it came about, what it looks like now in the U.S. It will discuss segregation in Seattle and a few other cities. We’ll also learn what the government is doing about it and the financial, personal, and environmental consequences of segregation. The take-away is simple: housing segregation is not accidental and has far-reaching consequences. Hosted by the WSU Pullman Common Reading Program.