How Has Racism Shaped the American Economy?

Live on Twitter: Eduardo Porter and Cynthia Greenlee

Eduardo Porter and Cynthia Greenlee | Zócalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

What is the relationship between American economics and American racism, and can it be severed? How will systemic racism, past and present, slow our emergence from the current downturn? New York Times journalist Eduardo Porter, author of the new book American Poison: How Racial Hostility Destroyed Our Promise, visits Zócalo with historian and writer Cynthia Greenlee to explore economic disparities that have been centuries in the making.

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