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.

Article

​Cheap Talk on Race and Xenophobia Keeps Americans from Confronting Economic and Political Peril

Nov 2, 2018

Adolph Reed, who researches race and politics, warns that “identitarian” politics can conceal the structural inequities of capitalism

Video

What Caused Detroit’s Demise?

Oct 26, 2016

Historian Prof. Thomas Sugrue offers a critique of the conventional wisdom that roots the city’s fate in the racial tension of the tumultuous ‘60s and the decline of the auto industry.