Last spring, the Living Hopkins in Baltimore roundtable spurred important conversations around the university’s impact on the city, the political significance of Hopkins, and how Hopkins-driven gentrification is shaping the city. The conversation touched on broader political questions concerning gentrification, neoliberalism and how urban politics intersect with racial inequality.
A number of students enthusiastically expressed interest in revisiting the themes laid out at the roundtable, and as a result, the JHU Program in Racism, Immigration and Citizenship, in collaboration with the JHU Center for Africana Studies, now hosts a student working group centered around race in Baltimore. Every other Friday, students explore how structural racism and discrimination, “the New Jim Crow” logic of mass incarceration, logics of anti-blackness and neoliberalism converge to produce a highly racialized, unequal and segregated landscape.
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