Worthy reads on equitable growth

Friday, May 18, 2018
Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Noah Smith sends us to hard but very important truths about why African Americans are so poor relative to their fellow citizens: William Darity plus a team of six more scholars write in “What We Get Wrong About Closing the Racial Wealth Gap” that “a narrative that places theonus of the racial wealth gap on black defectiveness is false in all of its permutations. We challenge the conventional set of claims that are made about the racial wealth gap in the United States. We contend that the cause of the gap must be found in the structural characteristics of the American economy, heavily infused at every point with both an inheritance of racism and the ongoing authority of white supremacy…”

Read the full piece here.