Healing Our Divided Society: Full Media Coverage and Book Reviews

Brandon T. Jett. (2020). “ ‘Our Nation is Moving Toward Two Societies’: Race, (Im)Mobility, and the Inequalities of Capitalism in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries,” a review essay of Collisions at the Crossroads: How Place and Mobility Make Race by Genevieve Carpio, Healing Our Divided Society: Investing in America Fifty Years After the Kerner Report edited by Fred Harris and Alan Curtis, and Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress Toward Racial Equality by Patrick Sharkey, The Journal of Urban History (forthcoming).

Alan Curtis and Fred Harris. “Segregation is Alive and Well in America’s So-Called Land of Opportunity – Just Ask Black and Latino Children.” NBC News, May 13, 2018

Fred Harris and Alan Curtis. “The Unmet Promise of Equality.” New York Times, February 28, 2017.

Alan Curtis interviewed by Tim Farley. Sirius XM. April 4, 2018

Alan Curtis interviewed by Ray Suarez. National Public Radio. March 1, 2018

William J. Arone. “No Progress on Inequality.” New York Times, March 7, 2018.

Joseph E. Stiglitz. “When Shall We Overcome?” Project Syndicate, March 12, 2018.

Michael J. Feuer. “Evidence for Opportunity.” Science, Volume 360, Issue 6387, Page 359, April 27, 2018.

Felicia R. Lee. “How Class Has Shaped America, And Why No One Want to Talk About It.” Washington Post, March 23, 2018.

Marian Wright Edelman. “Fifty Years After Kerner – Two Societies, One Black, One White, Separate and Unequal.” Black Star News, March 2, 2018.

Vanessa A. Bee. “How We Can Get A More Equal Union.” New York Magazine, March 27, 2018.

Ron Young. “What Would Martin Luther King Do?” Truthdig, March 31, 2018.

Vanessa Williams. “Fifty Years After the Kerner Commission, A New Report Cites Some of the Same Concerns About Race and Poverty.” Washington Post, February 26, 2018.

Carlos Lozado. “Fifty Years Ago, A Presidential Commission Called Out America’s ‘White Racism.’ It Didn’t Go Over Well,” Washington Post. March 2, 2018.

David Smith. “Half-Century of U.S. Civil Rights Gains Have Stalled or Reversed, Report Finds.” Guardian, February 27, 2018.

Fred Harris and Alan Curtis. “Fifty Years Later, America Is Still Divided.” CNN, March 1, 2018.

PBS News Hour. “Plague Of Inequality Haunt U.S. Fifty Years After A Landmark Study On Racial Division.” PBS, February 28, 2018.

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Russell Contreras. “Study: U.S. Inequality Persists Fifty Years After Landmark Report.” Associated Press, February 27, 2018.

Joe Davidson. “Kerner Commission Member, Staffers Recall Controversial Report, At Its Fiftieth Anniversary, Blaming Racism for Civil Rights Disorders, Washington Post, March 2, 2018.

Karen Grigsby Bates. “Report Updates Landmark 1968 Racism Study, Finds More Poverty and Segregation, National Public Radio. February 27, 2018.

Don McCanne. “The Kerner Commission Fifty Years Later. Physicians For A National Health Program, March 1, 2018.

Wayne State University School of Medicine. “Dr. Smitherman Writes Health Care Portion of Kerner Commission Update. Wayne State University, February 28, 2018.

Sarah Sparks. “Fifty Years After Kerner Commission, Education Still Seen As A Lever.” Education Week, February 27, 2018.

The Crime Report. “Kerner Report Fifty Years Later: Political Support For Justice Reform Still a Challenge.” The Crime Report, March 2, 2018.

Richard Prince. “Fifty Years After Kerner Report Criticizing Representation of Black People In Media, Some Say It Wasn’t’ Taken Seriously.” The Root, March 2, 2018.

Richard Eskow. “The Kerner Report at Fifty: Still Separate, More Unequal.” Campaign for America’s Future. Nation of Change, March 7, 2018.

Sam Fulwood III. “An Icon of the Sixties Reflects on the New Generation of Civil Rights Activists.” Think Progress, February 28, 2018.

Karsonya Wise Whitehead. “A Third Kerner Style Report Shows U.S. Equity Gaps Widening, Will We Finally Listen?” Baltimore Sun, March 3, 2018.

Jason Daley. “Study Shows Little Change Since Kerner Commission Reported on Racism Fifty Years Ago.” Smithsonian Magazine, March 2, 2018.

Martin Levine. “Fifty Years After the Kerner Report, So Little Has Changed.” Non-Profit News, March 5, 2018.

Eugene Scott. “Most Americans Say Race Relations Are A Major Problem, But Few Discuss It With Friends and Family.” Washington Post, May 31, 2018.

Gregory Squires. “Book Review Preview: Healing our Divided Society: Investing in America Fifty Years After the Kerner Report”. JUABlog: Blog of the Journal of Urban Affairs, May 23, 2018.

Gregory D. Squires. “Book Review: Healing Our Divided Society: Investing in America Fifty Years After the Kerner Report”. Journal of Urban Affairs, June 26, 2018.

Stephen Lurie. “Book Review: Healing Our Divided Society: Investing in America Fifty Years After the Kerner Report”. Journal of Children and Poverty, 2018.

R. Zingraff. “Review of Healing Our Divided Society.” Choice, September 2018, Volume 56, Number1. Choice Review # 56-0365.