Lawrence Lanahan’s book, The Lines Between Us, introduces us to a white suburban businessman and his wife, who felt a religious call to move to Sandtown in solidarity with its disenfranchised residents … and to an inner-city African-American mother, who believed her son would have a better life if they moved to a more affluent community in Howard County.
Along the way, Lanahan shows us the public policies and government programs that offer opportunities or throw up barriers. He argues that inequality was designed into the system.
This Thursday evening in Washington, DC, Lanahan will be part of a panel discussion hosted by the Poverty & Race Research Action Council and the National Coalition for School Diversity. Next week, on Sept. 25, he’ll speak at Church of the Redeemer at 5603 North Charles Street.