John Mollenkopf Featured in ‘The Dream Revisited’ Forum on Ferguson


Distinguished Professor John Mollenkopf (Political Science/Sociology), who serves as director of the Center for Urban Research, is featured in an online “slow debate” among leading scholars, advocates, and practitioners on how racial and class segregation contributed to last year’s events in Ferguson, Missouri.
“The underpinnings of racial injustices today are metropolitan development patterns rooted in a tangled complex of private practices and public policies,” Mollenkopf wrote in the opening essay, coauthored by Todd Swanstrom of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
The essay is part of “The Dream Revisited,” a series by NYU’s Furman Center. The current discussion, “Explaining Ferguson Through Race and Place,” is available at

Submitted on: FEB 9, 2015

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