David J. Harris, Medium
February 21, 2018
In this article the author offers a critique of a previous article published in the Boston Globe that claims to offer an honest commitment to racial integration. In this article the author challenges many of the assumptions underlying the earlier article warns against confusing proximity with equality, adding:
We must not confuse opportunity-for-some with challenging and ultimately changing the structure of inequality. We know what makes for a healthy community and the benefits thereof. We cannot move our way out of the social problems we have created by requiring black, poor families to relocate. A racial justice approach to integration must involve a process of redistributing opportunity, not people.