The Source: Fixing Urban Poverty In America's 'Dark Ghettos'

Nov 22, 2016

Concentrated urban poverty in America persists despite decades of public-policy tweaks and attempted government intervention, and some argue the situation has worsened in recent years.

Is there value in taking a dramatically different approach to abolish the country's culture of poverty? Should attempts to "fix" urban ghettos focus more on the structural injustices that led to their creation?

Guest: Tommie Shelby, professor of African-American Studies and Philosophy at Harvard University and author of "Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform"