More Talk Radio on 07/22/13
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Jeannine Bell about her new book, "Hate Thy Neighbor: Move-In Violence and the Persistence of Racial Segregation in American Housing."
Despite increasing racial tolerance and national diversity, neighborhood segregation remains a very real problem in cities across America. Scholars, government officials, and the general public have long attempted to understand why segregation persists despite efforts to combat it, traditionally focusing on the issue of “white flight,” or the idea that white residents will move to other areas if their neighborhood becomes integrated. In Hate Thy Neighbor, Jeannine Bell expands upon these understandings by investigating a little-examined but surprisingly prevalent problem of “move-in violence:” the anti-integration violence directed by white residents at minorities who move into their neighborhoods.
Jeannine Bell is a nationally-recognized scholar in the area of policing and hate crime, Bell has written extensively on hate crime and criminal justice issues. Her first book Policing Hatred: Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, and Hate Crime (New York University Press 2002) is an ethnography of a police hate crime unit. Her second book is Police and Policing Law (Ashgate 2006), an edited collection that explores law and society scholarship on the police.
An associate editor of the Law and Society Review, Bell has served a trustee of the Law and Society Association and as a member of the American Political Association's Presidential Taskforce on Political Violence and Terrorism. Her current research focuses on the impact of hate crime on housing segregation.