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Welcome to Changing the Conversation! We discuss critical and timely topics focused on equity, homelessness, substance use, mental health, and trauma. Our hosts interview health and human service experts, researchers, and advocates. Conversations explore how we can adapt our systems to the rapidly changing landscape of social services.

Aug 19, 2019

While we take a brief hiatus from producing new episodes, we are re-releasing a few fan favorites for your listening pleasure. We will be back in September with all new episodes! Have a great summer!

Richard Rothstein describes how—contrary to national myth—neighborhood segregation was created by government policies. He and host Jeff Olivet discuss how this has led to wealth, achievement, and health disparities experienced by African Americans.

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More Information:

Richard Rothstein, Distinguished Fellow, Economic Policy Institute

Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

HOLC “redlining” maps: The persistent structure of segregation and economic equality, National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Housing Segregation in America: A History, Center for Social Innovation

SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities)