OCTOBER 5 / 4:00 PM / HILLMAN HALL / FREE
On Thursday, October 5, Professor Thomas Shapiro will speak at Washington University as part of the Weidenbaum Center Forum.
Since the Great Recession, most Americans’ standard of living has stagnated or declined. Economic inequality is at historic highs. But, economic inequality differs by race; African Americans’ net wealth is just a tenth of white Americans, and over recent decades, white families have amassed wealth at three times the rate of black families. Wealth disparities must be understood in tandem with racial inequities–that is a key part of why inequality is now toxic.