We continue our series with a discussion about the consequences of a social contract that intentionally excluded, separated, and segregated. We hear from Michele Oberholtzer, a housing advocate in Detroit and candidate for State Representative of Michigan’s 4th District; Sarah Schindler, professor of law at University of Maine School of Law; and Rebecca Elliott, assistant professor of sociology at London School of Economics.
For additional information on the issues we briefly examine, we recommend the following resources:
- Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (Liveright 2017).
- President Franklin D. Roosevelt, State of the Union Message to Congress (Jan. 11, 1944).
- Michele Oberholtzer, Myth-busting the Detroit foreclosure crisis, Detroit Metro Times (Sept. 13, 2017), https://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/myth-busting-the-detroit-tax-foreclosure-crisis/Content?oid=5552983.
- Sarah Schindler, Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation Through Physical Design of the Built Environment, 124 Yale L. J. 1934 (2015).
- Rebecca Elliott, Opinion, In Hurricane Harvey’s Wake, We Need a Green ‘New Deal’, N.Y. Times (Aug. 31, 2017), https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/31/opinion/in-hurricane-harveys-wake-we-need-a-green-new-deal.html.
This episode was produced by Mareva Lindo.
Thanks to Doctor Turtle for the music:
"Lullaby for Democracy" (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Doctor_Turtle/The_Double-Down_Two-Step/lullaby_for_democracy)
"Go Tell It On the Molehill" (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Doctor_Turtle/Flush_Your_Rolex_1416/go_tell_it_on_the_molehill_2)