Harvard University Professor of Sociology Alexandra Killewald and Rice University Assistant Professor of Sociology Brielle Bryan argue in a recent poston the American Sociological Association's Work in Progress blog that racial and ethnic wealth disparities in the United States are the product of both legacies of disadvantage and inequality in contemporary achievement processes.
Inequality & Social Policy special event with Danielle Allen (Harvard University), Raymond Fisman (Boston University), Jacob Hacker (Yale University), Alexander Hertel-Fernandez (Columbia University), Benjamin Page (Northwestern University), and Theda Skocpol (Harvard University).
Gutman Library Book Talk: Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side
Presented by author Eve L. Ewing, Univeristy of Chidago
Black communities see the closing of their schools—schools that are certainly less than perfect but that are theirs—as yet one more in a long line of racist policies. The fight to keep them open is yet another front in the ongoing struggle of black people in America to build successful lives and achieve true self-determination.