The Roots And Effects Of Housing Segregation — And Why It Persists In Georgia Today

Aug 8, 2019

A report by financial news and content company, 24-7 Wall Street, identifies the 25 most-segregated cities in America. Four are in Georgia, and one of those is in the top five.

The area covering Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell is number 22. Columbus comes in at 19. Macon is number 11. Albany, Georgia, comes in at No. 3.

Segregation is a big topic with deep roots and far-reaching branches, and On Second Thought is joined by three people who offer breadth and depth on the causes and effects of a persistent American reality. They discuss how segregated housing is the root of many other inequities.

On Second Thought hears from Lee Formwalt, a former professor at Albany State University and the author of Looking Back, Moving Forward; Charise Stephens, CEO at Georgia Wellness and Fitness Festival and participant of GPB's Macon Conversations series; and Richard Rothstein, fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America.

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