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UC Merced Professor's New Book Explores How Local Governments Use Policies To Segregate Cities

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Jessica Trounstine
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"Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities" by UC Merced political science professor Jessica Trounstine.

We’ve heard a lot about how government policies in San Joaquin Valley cities and beyond have created race and class segregation for more than a century. Well, now Jessica Trounstine, a UC Merced political science professor, has written a book about this American phenomenon called "Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities."

 

Listen to the interview above to hear more about how local governments intentionally use policies to segregate cities by race and wealth.