The police murders of Black people, and the demonstrations against systemic racism that followed, placed a spotlight on the nation’s long history of anti-Blackness. As protestors flood the streets to call for social, political, and economic change, the similarities between Black Lives Matter and the Civil Rights Movement become clear. Both movements, despite being 60 years apart, demand policy reforms that advance justice, racial equity, and accountability for those in power.
On Thursday, July 9, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) hosted an event to examine why policy must be changed in order to reverse the nation’s culture of anti-Blackness and the economic inequality surrounding it. EPI Distinguished Fellow Richard Rothstein discussed his book, The Color of Law, followed by a panel discussion on reshaping the country into one that values Black lives and bolsters economic opportunities for all. Watch the video
Heather C. McGhee, Co-Chair, Color of Change
Natosha Reid Rice, Associate General Counsel for Real Estate and Finance, Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.
Richard Rothstein, Distinguished Fellow, Economic Policy Institute
Moderated by Valerie Wilson, Director of Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE), Economic Policy Institute
What: A panel discussion on reshaping the country into one that values Black lives and bolsters economic opportunities for all.
When: Thursday, July 9
2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. PT