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Thursday: Samir Gambhir explores the roots of structural racism

This Thursday, April 21, from 12 – 1 p.m. (PT), the Confronting Racism speaker series welcomes Samir Gambhir, director of the Equity Metrics Program at the Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley.

Samir Gambhir, Director, Equity Metrics Program, Othering and Belonging Institute, UC Berkeley

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Samir will discuss the findings he and his co-author determined after years spent investigating the persistence of racial residential segregation across the U.S. Their research revealed that residential racial segregation has a significant impact on:

  • Forming and sustaining racial disparities in health and well-being
  • Policing and the criminal justice system
  • Schools and universities
  • Corporations and labor markets
  • Neighborhoods and housing

Sorting people into particular neighborhoods or communities on the basis of race connects (or fails to connect) individuals to good schools, nutritious foods, healthy environments, well-paying jobs and access to health care, clinics, critical amenities and services. Racial residential segregation remains the linchpin — the deep root cause — that sustains systemic racial inequality. Read the full report here.

Register for The Roots of Structural Racism

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Editor’s note: Don’t miss Imagining an Anti-Racist UC: Tools and Strategies for Transforming Our Institution, April 19 from 12 – 1 p.m. (PT).

About the Confronting Racism Speaker Series

The Confronting Racism speaker series is a program of virtual learning opportunities organized and cosponsored by Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs (GUEA) and the Office of Workplace Inclusion and Belonging (OWIB). Inspired by President Drake and the work of the UCOP Anti-Racism Task Force, Confronting Racism brings UC lecturers from a broad array of fields to UCOP to highlight contemporary issues related to equity, diversity and inclusion. All UCOP community members are encouraged to attend these events to broaden their perspective, learn how to adopt anti-racist principles in their own lives and engage in meaningful conversations with guest lecturers and colleagues.

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