Thad Williamson, associate professor of leadership studies who served as principal author of Richmond's 2013 poverty commission report, discusses reducing poverty in the city.


If Lancaster is serious about reducing poverty, leaders should consider being forthright about racial segregation and other policies of the past that contributed to today's problems, the architect of Richmond, Virginia's anti-poverty initiatives said.

"The first thing we had to do is acknowledge history head on," said Thad Williamson, speaking Thursday at the Lancaster poverty commission's final hearing.


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