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Friday, April 10 • 8:05am - 9:30am
FR8.05.05 Understanding Sources of Black Unrest in the 21st Century Metropolis: Planning, Policing, and Poverty

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Black unrest in the metropolis has occurred for over 50 years. In virtually all instances, we find crucibles of systemic discrimination, economic exclusion, political marginalization and an incident that exposes all three phenomena and more. Unlike black unrest in the 1960s, black unrest in the 21st century is both urban and suburban. The theme of this panel is a discussion of the question of what black unrest in metropolitan areas of Missouri, New York, Florida, California and others means for urban affairs scholarship, especially how we theorize and make practical sense of racialized policing, “post-racial” planning, and enduring poor places.

Understanding Ferguson: Black Neighborhoods as the Epicenter of Neoliberal Racism
Jin-Kyu Jung, SUNY at Buffalo

Reporting on a Riot: Media Accounts as Social History in Ferguson, Missouri
Daniel Monti, Saint Louis University

Racial Segregation and Economic Decline in the Older U.S. Suburbs
Christopher Niedt, Hofstra University; Katrin Anacker, George Mason University; Chang Kwon, George Mason University

Rethinking Detroit’s Decline: Regionalism, Race and the Agglomeration of Capital Beyond the City
Harley Etienne, University of Michigan Ann Arbor


Harley Etienne

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Daniel Monti

Saint louis University

Christopher Niedt

Academic Director, National Center for Suburban Studies, Hofstra University


Friday April 10, 2015 8:05am - 9:30am
Escorial (2nd floor)