The original HOLC map of Macon.
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The original HOLC map of Macon.

A report by financial news and content company, 24-7 Wall Street, identifies the 25 most-segregated cities in America. Four are in Georgia, and one of those is in the top five.

The area covering Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell is number 22. Columbus comes in at 19. Macon is number 11. Albany, Georgia, comes in at No. 3.

On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott speaks with Lee Formwalt, Charise Stephens and Richard Rothstein.

Segregation is a big topic with deep roots and far-reaching branches, and On Second Thought is joined by three people who offer breadth and depth on the causes and effects of a persistent American reality. They discuss how segregated housing is the root of many other inequities.

On Second Thought hears from Lee Formwalt, a former professor at Albany State University and the author of Looking Back, Moving Forward; Charise Stephens, CEO at Georgia Wellness and Fitness Festival and participant of GPB's Macon Conversations series; and Richard Rothstein, fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America.

 

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