Letters and Politics

The Kerner Commission and The Making of Ferguson

On today’s show Mitch Jeserich discusses with Christopher S. Parker, professor of African-American studies at Washington university, about the Kerner Commission.

Then,  Mitch Jeserich speaks segregation in the 21st Century with Richard Rothstein. Richard Rothstein is Senior Fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law; and a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute. He is the author of the report The Making of Ferguson: Public Policies at the Root of its Troubles.

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