In this episode, Bradley Hardy, associate professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University and nonresident senior fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings, and Frederick Wherry, professor of sociology at Princeton University, explain how some economic policies have disproportionate impacts on black communities, and how that has to be understood to design better policies to combat regional economic inequality.
- The historical role of race and policy for regional inequality
- 50 years after the Kerner Commission report, the nation is still grappling with many of the same issues
- Place-based policies for shared economic growth
- Racial wealth inequality is worsened by student debt, study finds
- Why is neighborhood-based discrimination still acceptable?
- Don’t ignore class when addressing racial gaps in intergenerational mobility
With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Brennan Hoban, Fred Dews, and Camilo Ramirez for additional support.
Intersections is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.