Will We Ever Eliminate Ghettos?

Will We Ever Eliminate Ghettos?

Mitchell Duneier

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Fri., May 12, 7:30 p.m. 2017
Free, resv. required

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MOCA Grand Avenue
250 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90012
213-626-6222
Mitchell Duneier is a Princeton sociology professor and winner of the seventh annual Zocalo Book Prize. His new book, Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea, not only explores the tradition of black urbanization in America, but traces the origins of ghetto as both a place and term, arguing that Jews were the first ghettoized people, beginning in Venice in 1516, when Jews were segregated into a closed quarter, and later in Eastern Europe during WWII. Hosted by Zocalo Public Square, Duneier discusses his book and addresses the broader question of why “Americans still perpetuate residential exclusion?”
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