The 1921 Tulsa Massacre and the Persisting Wealth Gap Between Blacks and Whites
We begin with President Biden’s visit to Tulsa, Oklahoma today to honor the victims of the 1921 race massacre of hundreds of African Americans 100 years ago. In addressing the deliberate attack on black prosperity with the burning and looting by a white mob of what was called the Black Wall Street, Biden addressed the wealth gap between African Americans and Whites in this country and offered a number of plans to invest in and revitalize black communities. Joining us is William Darity, the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University and co-author of From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century. We discuss his new report at Duke University, “The Tulsa Massacre, Racism and the Black-White Wealth Gap” and the programs offered by the Biden administration to address the injustice and inequality that persists. We also look into reparations, which in the case of the three survivors Biden met with today, might come too late since they are aged 107, 106 and 100.
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