Type: Public event

William Darity: Racial foundations of income and wealth inequality


Dr. William Darity

Date & time

Oct 12, 2021, 4:00 pm EDT


This is a Virtual Event.

Racial Foundations of Public Policy is a fall 2021 virtual speaker series that focuses on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy as both a disciplinary field and as a course of action. The series will bring in renowned scholar-experts from across the country to be in conversation with Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes, director of the Center for Racial Justice at the Ford School of Public Policy. The series is open to all members of the University of Michigan community and the wider public.

Dr. William Darity will join us virtually to discuss the racial foundations of income & wealth and public policy. Dr. William Darity is the Samuel DuBois Cook Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. Professor Darity’s research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and the racial achievement gap, North-South theories of trade and development, skin share and labor market outcomes, the economics of reparations, the Atlantic slave trade and the Industrial Revolution, the history of economics, and the socal psychological effects of exposure to unemployment. Learn more about Dr. Darity here.

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