THE POLITICS OF INEQUITY: LOOKING BACK TO SEE A PATH FORWARD¬
THE POLITICS OF INEQUITY: LOOKING BACK TO SEE A PATH FORWARD
Saturday, January 21, 2023
In this lecture, Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, the Endowed Professor of Virginia Black History and Culture and emeritus director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for African Diaspora Studies at Norfolk State University, will provide an overview of the historic African American communities in Virginia and the challenges they faced and continue to face relating to inequalities in resource allocation and redlining. The actions of local and state government resulted in the destruction of African American properties through the location of heavy industries, highways, and other destructive entities adjacent to their neighborhoods. The consequences have reduced Black wealth and increased health issues among many African Americans. By highlighting these issues, Dr. Newby-Alexander will offer recommendations for how Virginia can engage in reparative justice as a pathway for moving society forward.