Toxic Inequality in the United States: Economic Equality and racial injustice driving ugly politics
- G51 European Research Institute (ERI)
- Social Sciences
"Toxic Inequality examines a powerful and unprecedented convergence in the United States: historic and rising levels of wealth and income inequality in an era of stalled mobility, intersecting with a widening racial wealth gap, all against the backdrop of changing racial and ethnic demographics."
Thomas M. Shapiro is the Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy at the Heller School, Brandeis
University, where he directs the Institute on Assets and Social Policy. The author of four books, including The
Hidden Cost of Being African American and, with Melvin Oliver, Black Wealth/White Wealth. He lives in Jamaica
View an interview with Professor Shapiro conducted on the day here: