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The Price of Injustice: A Scholar-to-Scholar Conversation

November 19, 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Racial Equality; Racial Justice; Social Justice; African American History; Racism
photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

What have segregation, racial inequality, and police violence cost us? Reckoning with the centuries-long toll of treating African Americans as less than their fellow citizens is a challenging task, requiring us to consider not only what has been extracted from and denied the mistreated but the costs borne by all of us. Though these scholars focus on different periods and places in this country’s history with quite different sources, approaches, and questions, their work illuminates the myriad ways that racism and systemic injustice affect us all.

  • Matthew Booker

    Matthew Booker

    Vice President for Scholarly Programs, National Humanities Center