Week 4: Immigration, Incarceration, and Climate Change
We know that the challenges facing all Americans are often felt even more acutely in communities of color – from the obvious (immigration, education, incarceration) to the less obvious (metropolitan growth, climate change).
In our changing nation, these challenges may be different, deeper and more complex than the questions of overt discrimination that occupied attention in an earlier era.
For Week 4 of the Race and America’s Future Virtual Book Club, we look at some of the urgent challenges facing our communities. Today’s starter questions:
How do we better integrate immigrants equitably into the American economy and civic life?
How can communities of color work together to bring down the sky-high incarceration rate, especially among boys of color?
Where you live often has the biggest impact on your access to opportunity. How can we focus on the necessary work of improving entire regions without losing sight of the particular challenges facing low-income communities?
Thank you for joining the conversation today.