Why Does Racial Inequality Persist?
February 3 @ 12:00 pm-1:00 pmFree
Why has the unequal economic status of Black Americans persisted into the 21st century? Glenn C. Loury, Merton P. Stolt Professor of the Social Sciences at Brown University and host of The Glenn Show, proposes we need to specify the right “model” for thinking as economists about the long-term persistence of racial economic disparities. An advocate for a united approach to addressing racial disparities, Loury says, “Changing the definition of the American ‘we’ is the only real solution for the racial inequality problem that afflicts our society.”
Loury will join CLA Economics Professor Christopher Phelan and Director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance Larry Jacobs to discuss the issue of persisting racial inequality in America.
This event is co-sponsored by the Public Life Project, Department of Economics, and the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.