Ruth Thompson-Miller featured on The Best of Our Knowledge

BobBarrettAs always, host Bob Barrett selects an Academic Minute to air during The Best of Our Knowledge.

Each week this program examines some of the issues unique to college campuses, looks at the latest research, and invites commentary from experts and administrators from all levels of education.


For this week‘s edition (#1376), Bob has selected Ruth Thompson-Miller’s segment on the lasting effects of Jim Crow laws. Dr. Thompson-Miller, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Dayton, discusses how some scars are carried on the inside.

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Ruth Thompson-Miller is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Dayton. She is an author of Jim Crow’s Legacy: The Lasting Impact of Segregation, which uses the phrase segregation stress syndrome to describe the long-term impact on physical, mental, and emotional health, as well as the unshakable influence of racism across years and generations.

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