When you think of segregation, the Civil Right’s movement probably comes to mind. A time when African-Americans fought and even died for the right to go to schools of their choice, the right to vote and fairness in housing. So, fast forward several decades later and the stark reality hits that too many communities in America today are segregated; some even more than prior to the Civil Right’s Movement. A new study has looked at segregation in Illinois, and found that Peoria, Illinois is ranked #1 for the most racially segregated schools and #6 for most racially segregated housing in the country. Since this happens to be the community where I reside, I had to address the issue in this week’s podcast. I was blessed to grow up in a multi-cultural community where I made life-long friends with people of all races and socio-economic backgrounds. Those experiences enriched my life in many ways. It is sad to imagine not having that privilege, yet that is exactly the case right under my nose. Pastor Quinton Brown and Karen Wilson join me in the conversation.
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