A vintage photograph of a Black family in a car
Part of the series Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial

Systemic Brakes on Black Prosperity

THU JUN 10, 2021 5 PM PDT

Copresented with the Department of African American Studies at UCLA

Professor Brenda E. Stevenson moderates an online panel on Black entrepreneurship and wealth-building, and the systemic issues that constrain Black economic development in the United States. Mehrsa Baradaran, UC Irvine law professor and author of The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap, joins Gerald D. Jaynes, A. Whitney Griswold Professor of Economics, African American Studies, and Urban Studies at Yale. These experts unpack how economic terrorism—from Tulsa to Chicago to Rosewood—and countless barriers in financial services and real estate have affected the economic conditions of Black Americans today. How have Black Americans managed to flourish and, despite all this, what is needed to build a thriving Black middle class?


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