KIOS-FM

segregation

A petition is going around to rename an Omaha high school. Over one-thousand people signed the petition to get Harry A. Burke High School renamed after an alumn came across a student newspaper article about the namesake of its former superintendent. The article claimed Burke said as long as he was superintendent, there would not be a black educator in the school system. Burke was the superintendent of Omaha Public Schools from 1946-to-1962. The petition asks that Burke High School be renamed to bring positive change and allow students of all races to feel safe and welcomed at school.

Dr. Patrick Murray, Professor of Philosophy and John C. Kenefick Chair in Humanities, joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to chat about the upcoming lecture that will explore the history of segregation of American’s housing during the 20th century.

Author Richard Rothstein, who is a leading authority on housing policy, will discuss how radical segregation was due to de jure segregation – the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments – that promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue even today.  He will also discuss his book, "The Color of Law: The Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America"

The event happens Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm at Hixson-Lied Auditorium on the Creighton University campus.

More information can be found at https://excellence.creighton.edu/ColorOfLaw