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New seminar series addresses Racism and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America

What is the current state of racial disparity in the United States? What are its root causes, and how can we address them? These are the questions posed to Penn faculty and guest participants in Racism and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America. The session centered on income and wealth disparities, with Amy Castro Baker of the School of Social Policy & Practice; Lisa Servon, professor of city and regional planning in the Stuart Weitzman School of Design; and Regina Smalls Baker, professor of sociology in the School of Arts & Sciences, as well as Darrick Hamilton, professor of economics and urban policy at The New School.