Thirty years ago, in the wake of riots in city streets, the presidentially appointed Kerner Commission concluded that, as a nation, we were moving towards two societies, “one black, one white, separate and unequal.” Kojo speaks with members of the commission about cities today, which they say are populated more variously and suffering more quietly.


  • Fred R. Harris Former Senator from Okalahoma and member of original Kerner Commission. Currently Professor of political science the University of New Mexico
  • Lynn A. Curtis President, Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation. former member of Kerner Commission and former urban policy adviser adviser to the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, former director of President Carter's Urban Regional Policy Group
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