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.


Baby Bonds: A Plan for Black/White Wealth Equality Conservatives Could Love?

Oct 25, 2016

Darrick Hamilton calls for spreading the benefits of asset-ownership to all Americans.


john powell

Apr 29, 2020

With protestors calling on states to loosen lockdowns in the name of “freedom,” john a. powell—INET Governing Board member and Professor and the Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute at University of California, Berkeley—talks to Rob about the long history of America balancing liberty and equality. They also discuss the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on Detroit’s black community, and the political imbalance in the US between rural and urban areas.


Ashley Monet & Brandon Dixon

May 14, 2020

Actors, activists, and co-founders of the WeAre Foundation, Ashley Monet and Brandon Dixon, talk to Rob Johnson about how Detroit can once again become an engine of American culture, ingenuity, and progress.


Ed Pavlic

Ed Pavlic: The Social Challenge of Physical Distancing

May 18, 2020


Lynn Parramore & Jeffrey Spear

Lynn Parramore & Jeffrey Spear: On George Floyd and John Ruskin

Jun 11, 2020


Elaine Brown

Elaine Brown Pt. 1: The 400-year Struggle for Racial Justice in the US

Jun 24, 2020


Elaine Brown, Pt. 2

Elaine Brown Pt. 2: Music and Activism in the Struggle for Racial Justice

Jun 26, 2020