Communications Forum presents “Jim Crow and the Legacy of Segregation Outside of the South” on Sept. 24, 2015 from 5-7pm in MIT Building 3-270.
Police shootings and the Black Lives Matter campaign have shone a spotlight on how different the everyday experiences are of white Americans and Americans of color. While much attention has been paid to these seemingly daily occurrences, the historical forces that led to our current situation have been less discussed.
Join Melissa Nobles, the Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at MIT, and Tracey Meares, the Walter Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School, as they examine questions about modern-day America: Is the de facto segregation that exists in many Northern cities a result of the lack of forced integration of the type that took place in the South? And is the mass incarceration of and police brutality inflicted on black Americans a result of these same forces?
Communications Forum events are free and open to the public. For information on this and upcoming programs, go to web.mit.edu/comm-forum