Why Does Racial Inequality Persist?

A conversation with Glenn Loury, Professor of Economics, Brown University
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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."

Following Loury's presentation, CLA Economics Professor Christopher Phelen will facilitate a discussion on persistent racial inequalities in the US. Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

This event is co-sponsored by the Public Life Project, Department of Economics, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Center for the Study of Politics and Governance under the direction of Larry Jacobs.

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