media alert: Leading Stratification Economist Darrick Hamilton to Testify Before U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee Hearing “Examining the Racial Wealth Gap in the United States”

Darrick Hamilton

Leading stratification economist Darrick Hamilton will testify before the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee hearing “Examining the Racial Wealth Gap in the United States.” The primary tasks of the U.S. Joint Economic Committee is to review economic conditions and recommend improvements in economic policy.

Darrick Hamilton is the Henry Cohen Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, and the founding director of the Institute on Race and Political Economy (IRPE) at The New School. IRPE conducts research to understand the structures of inequality and develop knowledge about the pivotal roles of race, power, and social stratification. He recently testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on the issue of the racial wealth gap. He was also named to New York City’s first Racial Justice Commission, the first commission of its kind in the United States, which is tasked with targeting and dismantling structural and institutional racism across New York City. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
10 am (EDT)

The remote hearing will be live streamed by the Committee at

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