Annual Veblen-Clark Lecture
From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century
by Dr. William A. ('Sandy') Darity Jr.,
Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics
Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University
Darity will talk about how the economic divide between white and Black Americans is persistent and well-documented. How to effectively address this divide continues to be a source of active public debate. In the recent book, From Here to Equality, Duke economist William Darity and folklorist A. Kirsten Mullen examine the possibility of reparations for Black Americans as a way to bridge this divide. This book examines the history of reparations policies, and it raises all sorts of important questions regarding the policy justification for reparations, and practical details regarding how such a policy could actually be implemented.
During his visit to Carleton Dr. Darity will also meet with students, faculty and staff to discuss his book, From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century
The Economics Department's annual Veblen-Clark Lectureship brings an outstanding scholar in economics to Carleton each year for a public lecture and meetings with students and faculty. The lectureship presumes no ideological bias, but celebrates the variety of viewpoints and paradigms demonstrated by Veblen and Clark that have historically enriched the study of economics at Carleton.