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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.

Dec 3, 2018

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)