Sessions Information

  • January 6, 2019
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
    Room: Jackson
    Floor: Third Floor

    The gaps between rich and poor, the privileged and disadvantaged, and between white communities and communities of color are growing, creating what many argue is our country’s defining challenge: the opportunity gap. Long-standing evidence indicates that residential segregation is central to this gap. People who live in communities that are racially segregated and experience concentrated poverty are less likely to possess the assets and resources needed to overcome disadvantage. For a child in a poor neighborhood, it is not only the poor schools, the inadequate health care, lack of economic and social capital, the dearth of affordable and nutritious food, environmental hazards, police violence, and inadequate transportation. It is these factors, working in tandem and reinforcing one another, that conspire against opportunity. This panel will explore how residential segregation and the compounding effects of concentrated poverty and racial inequality become a source of systemic disadvantage.


Session Speakers
University of Georgia School of Law

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Georgetown University Law Center

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Session Fees
  • [6110] Minority Groups Co-Sponsored by Socio-Economics- Racial and Ethnic Segregation and the Widening Opportunity Gap : $0.00