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Developing True Sustainability: Dr. Jesus Hernandez Discusses Solutions To Sacramento’s Social Inequities

  

Urban sociologist Dr. Jesus Hernandez, whose work shows that inequity in Sacramento follows patterns set by exclusionary development in the 20th century, returns to talk about some of the ways Sacramento’s leaders could address the city's social ills, like homelessness, high crime and low-performing schools.

052218SacramentoXThis map shows race covenants in Sacramento. The diagonal shape of the neighborhoods is what sociologist Jesus Hernandez calls "the X" of Sacramento's racial geography. Redlining Revisited / International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

 

He favors a neighborhood-based approach (see his "Franklin Plan" here), because he says a regional focus doesn’t address the specific needs of underserved communities.

You can revisit part one of Beth Ruyak's discussion with Hernandez here.

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