GW WonkCast S2E10: Treating Diverse Groups as Homogenous

This special episode features only a Below the Fold segment that dives deep into current policy issues that minority groups face. Moderator Jessica Blackband, co-Host Katherine Lundie, and co-Host Gabe Moss discuss their events and why it is important not to treat diverse groups as homogenous when creating policy. When groups are treated as a monolith, those closest to the majority get served.

Listen to hear the team unpack how why and how some Asian Americans are opposing Affirmative Action, what groups homelessness is increasing for and why according to the most recent report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and why the way we calculate rent geographically for housing vouchers matters.

Tune in next week to hear the interview Jessica mentions. Kat talks one-on-one with Melissa Emrey-Arras, the Director of Education, Workforce, and Income Security at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, about the federal government and the Department of the Interior implementing education programs in Native American communities.

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See the sources for the Below the Fold segment:

Katherine Lundie: Harvard Faces DOJ Probe Over Affirmative-Action Policies, Wall Street Journal

Gabe Moss: The 2016 Annual Homelessness Report, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Jessica Blackband: HUD Suspends Mandatory Small Area FMR Implementation, National Low Income Housing Coalition


Group recommendation: The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein. Buy it on Amazon here.


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