Episode 11

The Black Wealth Gap and the Case for Reparations – A Conversation with Prof. William A. (Sandy) Darity


January 16th, 2020

57 mins 44 secs

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About this Episode

    <p>In this conversation, Philip spends time with&nbsp;Prof. Sandy Darity, the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University. Prof. Darity is one of the foremost experts on the Black wealth gap and reparations and he and Philip discuss the economic and historical case for reparations and its effect on the trajectory of the country.&nbsp;</p><p>Prof. Darity holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has published or edited 13 books and more than 250 articles in professional journals. His newest book coauthored with Kirsten Mullen, From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century, is forthcoming in 2020 from the University of North Carolina Press.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>The Drop </strong>– The segment of the show where both Philip and his guest share tasty morsels of intellectual goodness and creative musings.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Philip’s Drop:&nbsp;</strong></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Lathe-Of-Heaven/Ursula-K-Le-Guin/9781416556961" target="_blank">The Lathe of Heaven – Ursula K. Le Guin</a></li></ul><p><strong>Prof. Darity’s Drop:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/86417/the-black-jacobins-by-c-l-r-james/" target="_blank">The Black Jacobins – C.L.R James</a></li><li><a href="https://uncpress.org/book/9780807844885/capitalism-and-slavery/" target="_blank">Capitalism &amp; Slavery - Eric Williams</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Black-Reconstruction-America-1860-1880-Burghardt/dp/0684856573" target="_blank">Black Reconstruction In America – W.E.B Dubois</a></li></ul><p><br></p>