The Economic Status of African Americans


Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 4:00pm


Harvard Faculty Club 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Hutchins Center for African & African American Research
SPEAKER(S): Julianne Malveaux, President Bennett College
COST: Free and open to the public
DETAILS: A lecture in three parts.
April 18: The Economic Status of African Americans – How Will It Change Under the 45th President?
This lecture will look at the basic data defining the economic status of African Americans (unemployment, income, wealth, educational status) and ways it may change given this administrations priorities (deregulation, altered health care, shrinking government).
April 19: The Wealth Gap and the Case for Reparations
This lecture will do a “deep dive” into wealth disparities, and also look at them over time. It will also look at key periods in our nation’s history when African American exclusion contributed to the contemporary wealth gap, and why, then, we must make a case for reparations. Finally, this lecture will consider the forms reparations might take.
April 20: Race, Class, and Predatory Capitalism
Predatory capitalism is the primary contributor to economic inequality. This lecture will explore the intersection of race, class, gender and predatory capitalism and look at the ways that some groups experience economic challenges because of predatory capitalism.
A Q&A and reception will follow each talk.

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