Race and Economics From INET

A collection of INET’s research and articles on race and the US economy, reposted in connection with recent protests against police brutality in Black communities.


Tomorrow’s Detroits & Detroit’s Tomorrows

Nov 11–12, 2016

Economics has a race problem.


Garza Parsing America’s Backlash

Dec 27, 2016

Black Lives Matter movement co-founder Alicia Garza, addressing the Institute’s Detroit conference on the economics of race, placed the turmoil created by the 2016 election in the context of a backlash against the gains made by social movements challenging racial and social injustice. She argued that those movements now need, more than ever, “to show up for one another” at a local level to protect those gains


Meet the Hidden Architect Behind America's Racist Economics

May 30, 2018

Nobel laureate James Buchanan is the intellectual linchpin of the Koch-funded attack on democratic institutions, argues Duke historian Nancy MacLean