Why We Need More Black Women in Economics

Keri Leigh Merritt
Jul 9, 2019 - 5:00

On the 154th anniversary of Juneteenth, the issue of economic reparations for American descendants of slavery took center stage on Capitol Hill. While the Representatives mostly excluded academics from the hearing, Julianne Malveaux, a Black economist, presented the scholarly evidence of the day, using numbers and data to convincingly argue in favor of HR-40, a bill to establish a commission to study reparations. Black economists like Malveaux have the power to affect real policy change on reparations, but also...

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One Reply to “Why We Need More Black Women in Economics”

  1. A remarkable article. I was a business and economics major and worked in the world of financial analysis. One of the tragedies of the discipline and profession is a complete inability to even imagine what economic justice could look like. I pray women of color can bring sight to the blind and equity to the marginalized. Great job Keri.

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