Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge Responds to Criticism of Findings in Westchester County Segregation Case by Sydney Beveridge
On September 6, Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge responded to Howard Husock’s commentary, “The affordable-housing pact: A flawed remedy for suburbs,” published in the Journal News. Husock, a Contributing Editor of City Journal and the Director of the Manhattan Institute’s Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, criticized the conclusions of the decision in the recent Westchester housing discrimination case, in which Beveridge was an expert witness.
Beveridge responded to Husock’s article in the Journal News with the opinion piece, “Racial Segregation in Westchester is demonstrably real.” In the article, Beveridge disproves Husock’s claim that racial segregation does not exist in Westchester. As he demonstrated in the court case, the minorities living in Westchester County are heavily concentrated in certain geographic areas–the definition of segregation–as seen in the below map.
He also debunks Husock’s arguments about income and race, explaining that, in fact, “the level of segregation by race in Westchester County is significantly higher than the level of segregation by income at every income level.”
To see Prof. Beveridge’s full reports and testimony from the trial, please visit please visit the Anti-Discrimination Center.