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Will the Code of the Street Dictate Our Future? Or What??

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Elijah Anderson, the William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Sociology at Yale University, one of the leading urban ethnographers in the United States will join us, to continue our enlightenment on the challenges and complexities of life faced by African Americans, particularly in the country’s urban centers.

Dr. Anderson’s publications on the subject include: Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City (1999); Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community (1990); A Place on the Corner (1978; 2nd ed., 2003); Against the Wall: Poor, Young, Black, and Male (2008);  The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life (2012).

 Among other questions, we will ask for Dr. Anderson’s perspective as to whether the “code of the street” is to dictate the future of (urban) Black America or if a “critical mass” of “decent people” can rise to provide for a more positive and balanced prognosis.

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