Racial Economic Disparities: Causes and Consequences

New School for Social Research: Economics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Racial Economic Disparities

Fall 2018

Taught By: Darrick Hamilton

Section: A

CRN: 7138

Credits: 3

This course critically examines the causes, consequences of racial disparities and social policies to address these disparities. Although it has been nearly 150 years since the emancipation of black Americans and nearly 40 years since the passage of civil rights and equal employment opportunity legislation, blacks still lag far behind whites in virtually every socioeconomic indicator. The course explores the merits and limitation of various paradigms aimed at explaining these persistent disparities. In particular, the course investigates racial disparities in various socioeconomic indicators such as education, labor markets and wealth. The course is divided into four parts: (1) an introduction to the biological and social construction of race and the problem of racial disparity, (2) conservative, liberal and alternative paradigms that explain racial disparity, (3) an examination of racial disparity in education, labor markets and wealth, and (4) policy solutions, such as affirmative action, reparations, and other policies to address racial disparities.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Economics (GECO)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 6

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:02am 2/16/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 615

Date Range: 8/27/2018 - 12/17/2018