Why do highly educated, high-achieving black Americans still exhibit large economic disparities? Equity expert Darrick Hamilton, director of the doctoral program in public and urban policy at The Milano School of International Affairs, The New School in New York, comes to Sacramento State March 3 to discuss how the politics of personal responsibility and “neoliberal paternalism” tropes discourage public responsibility for the conditions of the poor and black Americans, instead encouraging punitive measures toward poor and black Americans. His talk is 5-6 p.m. in Mariposa Hall 1001.
During his talk, “The Political Economy of Race and Education: Why Economic Disparity Persists Even for High Achieving Black Americans,” Dr. Hamilton will introduce an alternative frame — stratification economics — to better understand this paradox, and ultimately explore how the potential physical and psychological costs of stigma and individual agency in the context of racist or stigmatized environment may explain the limited role of education and income as a protective factor for blacks relative to whites.
RSVP for the free event at http://bit.ly/DarrickHamilton.
Dr. Hamilton is a faculty research fellow at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at The New School, co-associate director of the Cook Center on Social Equity, and the immediate past-president of the National Economic Association (NEA). He is a stratification economist, whose work fuses scientific methods to examine the causes, consequences and remedies of racial and ethnic inequality in economic and health outcomes, which includes an examination of the intersection of identity, racism, colorism, and socioeconomic outcomes. His scholarly contributions are evidenced by numerous peer reviewed publications, book chapters in edited volumes; opinion-editorial and popular press articles, funded research, public lectures, presentations and symposiums, service to professional organizations, and regular appearance in print and broadcast media.
Dr. Hamilton’s selected publications related to the topic:
- Zaw, Khaing, Jhumpa Bhattacharya, Anne Price, Darrick Hamilton, and William Darity, Jr. 2017. “Women, Race and Wealth” Research Brief Series: Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Insight Center for Community Economic Development, 1
- Akee, Randall, Sue Stockly, William Darity Jr, Darrick Hamilton, and Paul Ong. First online August 2016. “The Role of Race, Ethnicity and Tribal Enrollment on Asset Accumulation: An Examination of American Indian Tribal Nations” Ethnic and Racial Studies
- Zaw, Khaing, Darrick Hamilton, William Darity, Jr. 2016. “Race, Wealth and Incarceration: Results from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth” Race and Social Problems, 8(1):103-115
- Kijakazi, Kilolo, Rachel Marie Brooks Atkins, Mark Paul, Anne E. Price, Darrick Hamilton, and William A. Darity Jr. 2016. “The Color of Wealth in the Nation’s Capital” Durham, NC: Duke University; Washington, DC: Urban Institute; New York: The New School; Oakland, CA: Insight Center for Community Economic Development.
- De La Criz-Viesca, Melany, Zhenxiang Chen, Paul Ong, Darrick Hamilton, William Darity, Jr. 2016. “The Color of Wealth in Los Angeles” Published by The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
- Nam, Yunju, Darrick Hamilton, William Darity, Jr., Anne E. Price. 2016. “The Privilege of Investing in our Kids and the Racial Wealth Gap” Urban Matters: Ideas and Analysis from the Center for New York City Affairs