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"Place, Not Race" by Sheryll Cashin

Sixty years after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, questions persist about how to achieve equality in our public schools. Affirmative action policies have faced recent challenges -- and many question whether they've ever been effective. Legal scholar and activist Sheryll Cashin makes a case for re-imagining affirmative action to create place-based policies that would lift up those living in poverty, regardless of their race. We consider her proposals and the long-standing issues they might address.

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