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June 9, 2008

How Apartheid Came to California

Racist propositions and a "colorblind consensus" are keeping California more segregated than many of its less progressive peers.

J. Michelangelo Stein

Though institutionalized racism may seem like a vestige of the 1960s South, Professor Daniel HoSang claims it is alive and well in that paradise of great weather and liberal thinking: California. HoSang's dissertation confronts a highly segregated housing environment that in turn segregates primary and secondary education and ripples into startlingly low minority enrollment at the state's public universities. It is a clarion call for recognition.

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