Roosevelt’s Racial Equality Work

July 21, 2020

The Roosevelt Institute continuously examines the intersection of race and the economy. Below, we provide a list of publications that have emerged from this work.


The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy (2017) – Andrea Flynn, Dorian Warren, Felicia Wong, and Susan R. Holmberg



Economic Justice in America: Fifty Years after the Kerner Report – Joseph Stiglitz

Hidden Rules of Race Are Embedded in the New Tax Law – Darrick Hamilton and Michael Linden

The Student Debt Crisis, Labor Market Credentialization, and Racial Inequality: How the Current Student Debt Debate Gets the Economics Wrong – Julie Margetta Morgan and Marshall Steinbaum

New Rules for the 21st Century: Corporate Power, Public Power, and the Future of the American Economy – Nell Abernathy, Darrick Hamilton, and Julie Margetta Morgan

Exploring Guaranteed Income through a Racial and Gender Justice Lens – Jhumpa Bhattacharya

Ford Foundation Racial Wealth Gap Evaluation – Andrea Flynn and Rakeen Mabud

Bridging Progressive Policy Debates: How Student Debt and the Racial Wealth Gap Reinforce Each Other – Suzanne Kahn and Mark Huelsman

The Racial Rules of Corporate Power: How Extractive Corporate Power Harms Black and Brown Communities and How Race-Conscious Solutions Can Create an Inclusive Economy – Darrick Hamilton and Madeline Neighly

The Contribution of Shareholder Primacy to the Racial Wealth Gap – Lenore Palladino

Don’t Fixate on the Racial Wealth Gap: Focus on Undoing its Root Causes – Anne Price

The “Double Gap” and the Bottom Line: African American Women’s Wage Gap and Corporate Profits – Michelle Holder

Resurrecting the Promise of 40 Acres: The Imperative of Reparations for Black Americans – Sandy Darity and A. Kirsten Mullen


Blog Posts/Statements

“The Effects of Market Power on Women and People of Color” – Nell Abernathy

“Employer Power in Labor Markets Further Sidelines Women and People of Color in Today’s Economy” – Jess Forden

“Knowing Who Shareholders Are Can Help Us Address Racial Inequality” – Kendra Bozarth

“Don’t Close the Gap, Build a New Structure” – Anne Price

“The Structure of the Senate Works Against Racial Equality” – Kendra Bozarth

“Juneteenth and the Legacy of Slavery in Today’s Economy” – Rakeen Mabud

“The Racial Wealth Gap Is a Symptom of Our Long-Broken Economy” – Rakeen Mabud and Kendra Bozarth

“Why This Matters: How Racism Hinders Industrial Policy and Economic Progress” – Kendra Bozarth

“If You’re Black in America, You’ll Pay More for College and Get Less” – Kendra Bozarth

“How the Black Panthers Paved the Way for New Progressivism” – Naomi Zewde

“True Reparations Are a National Debt: Localities and Individuals Should Not Foot the Bill and Cannot Build Systemic Remedies Alone” – Sandy Darity and A. Kirsten Mullen

“Corporate America Owes Black Women A Lot. We All Do.” – Kendra Bozarth

“To Address Black Unemployment, We Need a Better Normal” – Kendra Bozarth and Michelle Holder

“George Floyd and America’s Failure to Provide Safety, Security, and Justice: A Statement from the Roosevelt Institute” – Kendra Bozarth

“Black Americans Can’t Breathe: How Environmental Racism Has Intersected with COVID-19” – Kristina Karlsson