Justice, Segregation, and Ghetto Poverty

Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey Building, West Bank Campus
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Reception to follow

Tommie Shelby

Tommie Shelby, Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University

Tommie Shelby

Ghettos are metropolitan neighborhoods marked by racial segregation and concentrated disadvantage. To reduce the unfair disadvantages that the ghetto poor face, some have proposed residential integration. I argue that while such measures, when voluntary, may help the ghetto poor, justice does not require residential integration but rather egalitarian pluralism. I highlight the limits of the integrationist solution and explain the virtues of the egalitarian pluralist alternative.