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Category: Race, Place & Space

The Race, Place, and Space series, co-hosted by the Initiative on Cities, BU Arts Initiative, and BU Diversity & Inclusion, focuses on the ways in which racial and ethnic groups access, inhabit, occupy, shape, and are memorialized in urban contexts—as well as the ways their contemporary and historical contributions have been made invisible, disregarded, or denigrated.

The Urban/Suburban Educational Divide: Racial Inequities and Shifting Landscapes

Held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Schools in urban and suburban locations can vary immensely in quality, increasing the importance of where we send our kids to school. But why are some schools better than others? How has America’s notion of a good school deepened educational and racial inequities? The IOC and the BU Wheelock […]

Coming of Age in Jim Crow DC: Navigating the Politics of Everyday Life

Held on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021. Watch a recording and read a recap below. Recap by Claudia Chiappa On February 3, 2021, the Boston University Initiative on Cities (IOC) kicked off its Race, Place, and Space series with a discussion featuring Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies Paula Austin. Austin discussed her book Coming […]