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sociology for the public

Winter 2019

Volume: 18 | Number: 1

The scholars featured in this thematic issue grapple with the consequences of racial wealth inequality and aim to spur discussions around innovative and viable solutions that hold promise for policymakers and everyday working families.

Disrupting the Racial Wealth Gap

African-American families possess a dime for every dollar of white families’ wealth. Among policy ideas to remedy this stark racial wealth divide, baby bonds, basic income, reducing student loan debt, and federal job guarantees hold transformative potential. Read More

In Public Office, Out of the Public Eye

The 2018 election cycle was hailed as “the year of the woman,” as record numbers of women candidates ran for office. These women defied political … Read More

Cedric Herring’s Lasting Legacy: A Tribute

It is indeed an honor and privilege to write this tribute for our dear friend, colleague, and longtime research collaborator, Dr. Cedric Herring. Herring received … Read More

from the editors: winter 2019

wealth inequality: winter 2019 Reminiscent of scenes from the 1930s Great Depression, hundreds of federal workers in near freezing temperatures were wrapped around a shopping … Read More

Winter 2019: Wealth Inequality Table of Contents

The scholars featured in this thematic issue grapple with the consequences of racial wealth inequality and aim to spur discussions around innovative and viable solutions … Read More

Eradicating Wealth Inequality Includes Achieving Equal Pay: Sources

The sources for the Winter 2019 policy brief are as follows: Congress should pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to update and strengthen the … Read More