Wednesday, April 29
Forum: Improving Opportunity for Black Men: The Role of Economics, Culture, and Policy
Black men in the United States are struggling on many fronts with high unemployment rates and large persistent racial gaps in educational attainment, family stability, and incarceration. The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) will host an event to examine the role economic factors have played in this struggle; how complex subcultures that black men navigate affect these issues; and in what ways public policy and cultural attitudes can be engaged to improve the prospects of black men. Panelists include Robert Cherry, professor of economics at Brooklyn College - City University of New York; Kathryn Edin, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University; and Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University. The event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. EDT at AEI in Washington, D.C., and will be webcast live.