Economics of Race

Investigating race as a driver of economic destiny.

How Music Helped James Baldwin Made Sense of Inequality

Ed Pavlić discusses the role of music in communicating suffering and resistance in the African-American experience Watch the video

Garza Parsing America’s Backlash

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 Watch the video