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Forty Acres in the 21st Century: Reparations for Black America

When Feb 19, 2007
from 3:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Where Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library
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WILLIAM A. DARITY, JR.

 

Boshamer Professor of Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Research Professor of Public Policy Studies, Duke University

William A. Darity, Jr., ("Sandy") is Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Economics and adjunct faculty in sociology at UNC at Chapel Hill. He also serves as Research Professor of Public Policy Studies, African and African American Studies and Economics at Duke University. At UNC he currently is Director of the Institute of African American Research, a center on campus that focuses on peoples of the African diaspora. He was a Fellow at the National Humanities Center (1989–90) and a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors (1984). He is a past president of the National Economic Association and the Southern Economic Association. 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 shade and labor market outcomes, the economics of reparations, the Atlantic slave trade and the Industrial Revolution, doctrinal history and the social psychological effects of unemployment exposure.

Forty Acres in the 21st Century: Reparations for Black America

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This talk will examine the case for reparations for African Americans based upon the injustices of slavery, Jim Crow and ongoing discrimination.