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Mapping the Sources of Racial Economic Inequality Using Geographic Information Science

The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies presents Professor Robert Singleton discussing the impact of economic and environmental changes on African American and White communities.

Friday, November 19, 2010
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Haines Hall 135
Library and Media Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095

What are some of the reasons behind the different impact of economic and environmental changes on African American and White communities?  This presentation will describe some examples of the successful employment of Geographic Information Science (GIS) used as a tool to visualize, through spatial mapping, what is often invisible to the naked eye or hidden in confusing statistical tables and graphs.

When equipped with this evidence, activists are achieving increasing successes in their efforts to sway the opinions of many, often including recalcitrant judges and juries, about the existence of institutional and pernicious racism and their effect on economic inequality.

Robert Singleton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Loyola Marymount University.

This presentation is part of the Bunche Center Brown Bag Lunch Series.

 

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Cost : Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day ($10) parking available in lot 2.

Ralph J. BuncheCenter for African American Studies
310-825-8267
www.bunchecenter.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): , Bunche Center for African American Studies

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