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The Case for True Reparations

William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
William A. "Sandy" Darity Jr., A. Kirsten Mullen, Mike Wiley

Join us for a unique opportunity to hear a lively and dynamic conversation between economist William A. "Sandy" Darity Jr., folklorist A. Kirsten Mullen, and actor/playwright Mike Wiley as they discuss misperceptions about the racial wealth gap, resistance to reparations, and the path forward. Prior to the event, Darity and Mullen suggest reading the introduction and Chapters 2 and 12 of their new book "From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century" (University of North Carolina Press, 2020). The book is available for purchase as a hardcover from UNC Press or from The Regulator Bookshop and as an audiobook from Attendees may also be interested in the Sanford School's The ARC of Justice podcast.


William A. "Sandy" Darity Jr. is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University.

A. Kirsten Mullen is a folklorist and the founder of Artefactual, an arts-consulting practice, and Carolina Circuit Writers, a literary consortium that brings expressive writers of color to the Carolinas.

Mike Wiley is an acclaimed actor and playwright whose mission is to bring educational theater to young audiences and communities across the country, shining a light on key events and figures in African-American history.

Contact: Xaris Martinez