Dismantling the Architecture of Segregation (Rutgers Conference)

Last week we talked a bit about where these critiques about slavery and segregation take us. That conversation is continuing on our campus this Friday at a conference titled: “Dismantling the Architecture of Segregation”. Please join us! One of the reasons I’m so excited about this conference is because I’ve been thinking (and reading, and … Continue reading Dismantling the Architecture of Segregation (Rutgers Conference)

Slavery, Segregation (and where these critiques take us)

I caught the Nikole Hannah-Jones talk at Penn last week — and man. It got me thinking about so many things. I live-tweeted the event, so you can check out that thread:  .@nhannahjones “the issue of segregation in schools is not abstract. There are real children in real schools waiting.” This talk is going to … Continue reading Slavery, Segregation (and where these critiques take us)

Meek Mill and ATVs in Philly

Over the summer, there were a few weeks when ATVs and dirt bikes were issue #1 in Camden. There was state legislation to give the police more leeway in enforcing (and impounding) ATVs. At the time, I argued that we wanted an approach that brought the process closer to its community, rather than making it more … Continue reading Meek Mill and ATVs in Philly

The New York City Rule (and what it means for Camden)

Another important article just came out about tax credits in Camden — this one by Catherine Dunn highlighting how few Camden residents received construction jobs as part of the program in Camden. It’s well worth a read (and, for those that don’t click through, the number is 27. Only 27 Camden residents were hired for … Continue reading The New York City Rule (and what it means for Camden)

Poll or Propoganda?

Monday evening, as I was leaving the office, I got a call to participate in a poll on politics and progress in Camden, City. That doesn’t happen very often, in part because I kept my phone number from when I lived in DC so I have a non-local area code. So I was pretty excited … Continue reading Poll or Propoganda?