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Racial Wealth Gaps: Historical Precedents and Present Consequences
Racial Wealth Gaps: Historical Precedents and Present Consequences
Dr. Trina R. Shanks, Professor, Director of Community Engagement, and Founding Director of the Center for Equitable Family & Community Well-Being (University of Michigan School of Social Work)
Speaker’s Synopsis: From forced chattel slavery and disparate land distribution via the Homestead Act to discriminatory practices and violent responses from vigilante groups and law enforcement, Blacks have frequently been shut out of opportunities to build and sustain wealth. Reviewing historical events and current trends, this talk will examine disparities in wealth by race. We will close with a discussion of the consequences of wealth inequality as well as potential solutions.
Lecture Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Lecture Date : 11/05/2020      
Program Year : 2020-21      
Term : Fall      
Fee : $10.00