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From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century: With William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen

Date: May 27, 2020

On May 27, 2020, William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen discussed their book From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First CenturyVideo of the event is available here and below.

Through their assessment of the intergenerational effects of white supremacy on black economic well-being, Darity and Mullen confront the injustices of slavery, Jim Crow, and modern-day discrimination to make the most comprehensive case to date for economic reparations for U.S. descendants of slavery.

EPI Director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) Valerie Wilson moderated the discussion.

Who: 

William A. Darity Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics, Duke University
A. Kirsten Mullen, writer, folklorist, museum consultant, and lecturer whose work focuses on race, art, history, and politics

Moderated by Valerie Wilson, Director of PREE, Economic Policy Institute

What: A book discussion and Q&A on From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century.

When: Wednesday, May 27
2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. PT



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