To address inequities, we must put race at the forefront

Darrell Hudson, associate professor at the Brown School


In St. Louis, the manifestations of historical and contemporary racism are abundant and prominent. Today, the region is struggling to address the “Delmar Divide” as well as considering how to make the region better together. Often, race is not explicitly named when people discuss inequity and communities of concern.

Yet, race is operating in the background. For example, people often talk about north St. Louis or other urban or inner city communities without saying the words black or African-American. Similarly, St. Louis metro residents are keenly aware of inequalities in access to such resources as high-quality schools and full-line grocery stores.

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