Why are neighborhoods and workplaces still segregated 48 years after passage of the Civil Rights Act? This course critically examines the role that race and racial politics play in housing market and labor market outcomes. Through analysis of the evidence, class discussion, conducting an empirical study, and written assignments, we will increase our understanding of what causes racial inequality, how it is maintained, and the consequences of racial isolation.
Attend lecture and active participation (15%) 3 Critiques: 2 required, 1 of your own choosing (10%) 2 exams (20%, 25%) Research paper on residential location (30%)
This course is geared towards students who have interests in race, housing, and employment in U.S. contexts. The course fulfills the 200-level area course requirement for DAAS concentrators and minors.
Discussion and Lecture