The Roots of Baltimore’s Unrest

In this video column, Sam Fulwood III examines the underlying roots of the discontent in Baltimore, Ferguson, and dozens of other American communities.

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Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Sam Fulwood III was a reporter in Baltimore in the 1980s, and he has kept an eye on the place ever since. In this video column, Sam examines the underlying roots of the discontent in Baltimore, Ferguson, and dozens of other American communities.

Andrew Satter is the Director of Video at the Center for American Progress. Sam Fulwood III is a Senior Fellow at the Center and Director of the CAP Leadership Institute. His work with the Center’s Progress 2050 project examines the impact of policies on the nation when there will be no clear racial or ethnic majority by the year 2050.

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Andrew Satter

Senior Director, Video

Sam Fulwood III

Senior Fellow

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