June 5, 2022
Professor William Darity Jr. explains the history of the racial wealth gap, and why reparations remain necessary today.
September 12, 2021
The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre destroyed an area known as “Black Wall Street,” but its effects were felt more widely than in just Oklahoma. In this episode of EconoFact Chats, Lisa D. Cook of Michigan State University joins Michael Klein to discuss her original research on how the Tulsa Massacre raised questions among African Americans about their equal protection under the law and, as a consequence, how this led to a nationwide falloff in patents awarded to Black inventors. This represented a loss to these inventors, of course, but also to the economy as a whole.
July 7, 2021
A higher share of white drivers benefit from lenient speed tickets. Minority drivers are more likely to encounter officers that offer no leniency to drivers of any race.
June 28, 2021
New York Times economics reporter Eduardo Porter speaks with EconoFact’s Michael Klein about his book ‘American Poison: How Racial Hostility Destroyed Our Promise.’
June 24, 2020
Research finds police violence can have wider impacts, negatively affecting academic achievement and crime reporting in neighborhoods where incidents occur.
June 16, 2020
Research has focused on identifying the role of racial discrimination among police officers. New work is evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to address inequities in policing.
October 27, 2018
Using experiments, economists are finding evidence of pervasive discrimination in hiring for most groups that experience lower wages, as well as other groups.
May 10, 2018
Not only are disproportionate amounts of income accruing to the top end of the income distribution, it is also accruing disproportionately to a few race groups.