Otherwise informed opinion accepts that residential segregation today is mostly “de facto”; a result of personal choices, financial means, or demographic changes. It is not, the consensus concludes, a product of state action. Thus, there is often little support for policies to integrate metropolitan areas. In this talk at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, EPI Research Associate Richard Rothstein explains the history of government sponsored segregation and argues in support of policies to reverse it.
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