Nikole Hannah-Jones on Structural Racism and the Broken Pipeline
Nikole Hannah-Jones (New York Times)
Wednesday, 2/21/2018, 1:30pm. ARCHIVED EVENT
Location: Robertson Auditorium 701 Tappan St. University of Michigan
Award-winning investigative reporter, Nikole Hannah-Jones will be speaking on structural racism, educational segregation, and racial inequities in educational opportunities in the US. Her keynote will be followed by a conversation and moderated discussion with both Nikole Hannah-Jones and Tabbye Chavous, Director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity and Professor of Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan. This event is generously sponsored by the University of Michigan Survey Research Center and organized by RacismLab.
Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative reporter covering racial injustice for the new york times magazine.
Nikole investigates the way racial segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy.
She has written extensively about school resegregation across the country and the utter disarray of hundreds of school desegregation orders. She has also chronicled the decades-long failure of the federal government to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act and wrote one of the most widely read analyses of the racial implications of the controversial Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action Supreme Court case.
Nikole's reporting has won several national awards, including the Peabody Award, George Polk Award, National Magazine Award, Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service, and the Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting. She was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists in 2015 and was named to The Root 100 in 2015, 2016 and 2017. She is also a 2017 New America Emerson fellow and a Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Journalist.
In 2017, Nikole was named a prestigious MacArthur fellow for her reporting on school segregation.