This past week, Aspen Institute Radio featured highlights from the recent 2016 Symposium on the State of Race in America, including discussions about protests on college campuses, urban neighborhoods and the effects of gentrification, and how the 2016 presidential election is framing the conversation about race.
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Shifting Demographics in Urban Communities
This panel features a blunt conversation about urban neighborhoods and how longtime low-income residents are feeling the most severe effects of gentrification. Panelists include Suzanne Chan, councilmember of Fremont; Michael Nutter, former mayor of Philadelphia; Dawn Phillips, executive director of Right to the City; Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, mayor of Baltimore; and Ray Suarez, journalist and host of Al Jazeera America’s Inside Story, as moderator.
To watch this segment of the conversation, start at 1:34:15.
Race in the University
A panel discussion concerning race and protests on college campuses, which brought out some incredible insights from DeRay McKesson, one of the leaders of the Baltimore protests and now mayoral candidate, and Nailah Harper-Malveaux, student activist at Yale. Additional participants include Phoebe Haddon, chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden, and Juan Williams, political analyst on Fox News, as moderator.
To watch this segment of the conversation, start at 28:20.
Town Hall Debate: Next Steps
Moderated by Juan Williams of Fox News, this was an incredible open conversation on the barriers to progress in many of the issues that relate to race. In particular, the conversation focused on how the 2016 presidential election is framing the conversation about race. Amazing insights from Michael Nutter, former mayor of Philadelphia, Mignon Clyburn, commissioner of the FCC, and Richard Lui, MSNBC anchor, among others.
To watch this segment of the conversation, start at 2:29:16.