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Director, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy
Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice, HKS; Professor of Sociology, FAS; Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe


Fifty years ago the nation confronted a historical choice, but did not act. In 1968 a special commission — established by President Lyndon Johnson to investigate why uprisings broke out in more than 100 cities the previous year — warned that America was hurtling down a destructive path: “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white — separate and unequal.”


Smith, Sandra Susan. "Getting It So Wrong, Making It Right." Poverty & Race: Poverty & Race Research Action Council, 27.1, Jan-Mar 2018, 7-8.