Racial geography and spatial inequality are often key contributing factors to racial inequality. Housing segregation is linked to education opportunities and school resources. Environmental conditions in residential neighborhoods affect the severity of diseases, and unevenly shared economic development creates food access issues in communities across the country.

In “Spatial and Racial Inequalities: Historical Perspectives” four scholars considered how these conditions arise, what some of their consequences are, and how the history of our communities and public policies shapes circumstances today.

The free webinar, sponsored by the Department of History, took place on March 24, 2021.

The experts were:

  • Lawrence T. Brown, Founder and Director, Black Butterfly Project;
  • Ashanté Reese, Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin;
  • C. Valencia Turner, Graduate Student, Department of History, Virginia Tech; and
  • LaDale Winling, Associate Professor of History, Virginia Tech.
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