Introduction to the Special Edition of the Review of Black Political Economy on Revisiting the Kerner Commission Report

Susan T. Gooden, Samuel L. Myers

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Abstract

Revisiting the work of the Kerner Commission after 50 years offers the opportunity to explore two unresolved research and policy issues. First, many of the racial disparities that promoted widespread disorder and violent protests in 1967-1968 remain today. Second, there is the embarrassment of not having any African American researchers on the technical staff examining the causes and consequences of racial disparities in economic outcomes. This special edition of the Review of Black Political Economy (RBPE), with generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, explores these two themes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-258
Number of pages4
JournalReview of Black Political Economy
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

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Review of Black Political Economy on Revisiting the Kerner Commission Report Gooden Susan T. 1 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3659-3026 Myers Samuel L. Jr. 2 1 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA 2 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA Samuel L. Myers Jr., University of Minnesota, 263 Humphrey Center, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Email: myers006@umn.edu 12 2019 46 4 255 258 © 2019 The Author(s) 2019 National Economic Association. All rights reserved Revisiting the work of the Kerner Commission after 50 years offers the opportunity to explore two unresolved research and policy issues. First, many of the racial disparities that promoted widespread disorder and violent protests in 1967-1968 remain today. Second, there is the embarrassment of not having any African American researchers on the technical staff examining the causes and consequences of racial disparities in economic outcomes. This special edition of the Review of Black Political Economy ( RBPE ), with generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, explores these two themes. introductory essay Kerner Commission 50th Anniversary PhDs in economics effects of riots the Kerner Commission Declaration of Conflicting Interests The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article. Funding The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The authors received support from the Alfred Sloan Foundation for the publication of this article. ORCID iD Samuel L. Myers Jr. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3659-3026

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Keywords

  • Kerner Commission 50th Anniversary
  • PhDs in economics
  • effects of riots
  • introductory essay
  • the Kerner Commission

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