Both residential and school segregation based on income have risen significantly over the past two decades, at the same time as the gap between rich and poor Americans has reached levels not seen since the early 1900s. There is growing evidence that, contrary to the cherished U.S. ideal of social mobility, disparities in wealth are ever more difficult to overcome and likely to be transmitted from one generation to the next.
I provide two outstanding guest posts from the discussions below:
- Sherrilyn Ifill: Focus on the Costs of Segregation for All (Discussion #1: Why Integration?)
- Richard Rothstein: Race Remains the American Dilemma (Discussion #2: Economic Segregation in Schools)