Perhaps, you’ve heard the term “structural racism” in the last few years but are not certain what it means or how it may have affected you or your region’s history.

Dr. Jason Reece — an associate professor at Ohio State University — offers this free lecture on the topic. He explains how the federal government, local government, realtors, and local neighborhood groups had practices and policies that segregated and stratified neighborhoods throughout Ohio.

He also shows how disparities between communities and suburbs created nearly a century ago continue to persist today. Due to a technical glitch, we did not record the first few minutes of the talk. We apologize for the inconvenience.