Racial Economic Disparities: Causes and Consequences

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano General Curriculum

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Racial Economic Disparities

Fall 2018

Taught By: Darrick Hamilton

Section: A

CRN: 5456

Credits: 3

This course critically examines the causes and consequences of racial disparities and the social policies designed 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 according to virtually every socioeconomic indicator. The course explores the merits and limitations of various paradigms aimed at explaining these persistent disparities. In particular, the course investigates racial disparities in education, health, wealth, and labor markets. Topics covered include the construction of racial identity and its economic, social, and psychological consequences, and intra-racial disparities associated with skin tone. (Typically offered Spring Term in alternate years.) This course counts toward the Ethnicities and Race minor.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano General Curriculum (NMIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Enrollment Status: Open*

*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: 4:59am 2/17/2019

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