16,821 views | Mindy Fullilove • TEDxMidAtlantic 2017
The ecology of inequality
In 2018, to mark the 400th anniversary of the first recorded arrival of enslaved Africans to American shores, Mindy Fullilove worked with her class at the New School to create a timeline of inequality in the United States, incorporating the narratives of a range of marginalized groups. Their purpose was to visualize the ecology of inequality, situating its stories in time and space—in specific neighborhoods, laws, events, moments—and making the connections between them explicit in the hope of turning things around. "If we're in this ecology of inequality," she asks, "What do you think an ecology of equality would look like?"