The Bay Area tends to think of itself as a unique haven of progressive policy that champions racial equality. But that isn’t necessarily the reality in communities across the region. From a severe lack of affordable housing to racial disparities in the criminal justice system, there are a number of policies that some argue disproportionately affect communities of color and reinforce inequality in the Bay Area. In this special Walls and Bridges conversation, KQED's Mina Kim talks with a panel of experts about the intersection of policy and racism.
Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter & special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance
Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender
Nikki Jones, professor of African American Studies at UC Berkeley
This conversation was produced in partnership with Inforum and was recorded on June 4, 2018, at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.