Scheduled Conference Speaker, Fred Harris, on Racial Inequality

Former Sen. Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the 1968 National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders and scheduled speaker for the 2018 National Conference on Local Governance, says progress for African Americans was made for about a decade, but “regression has been the trend since the 1970s.” Harris’ comments, given Wednesday at Johns Hopkins University, were echoed by an Economic Policy Institute report released this week that African Americans remain disadvantaged by racial inequality.

The Washington Post recently published Report: No progress for African Americans on homeownership, unemployment and incarceration in 50 years describing where our country is fifty years after the historic Kerner Commission identified “white racism” as the key cause of “pervasive discrimination in employment, education and housing.” Read the report, here…

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