An hour-long webinar examining what moderator Schar School Professor Maurice Kugler characterized as the “causes and consequences of economic injustice” took in a wide swath of issues as experts from around the country offered their insights. The Thursday virtual panel discussion, “Social Justice in America: Race, Education, and Unequal Opportunity,” was the fourth in a Schar School series and saw more than 30 participants tuned into the lunchtime webinar.
Those probing the “unlevel playing field” of economic opportunity included Nadine Chapman, Esq., senior human resources manager at the World Bank Group; Trevon Logan, Hazel C. Youngberg Distinguished Professor of Economics, Ohio State University; Lisa Cook, Professor of Economics, Michigan State University; Suresh Naidu, Professor of Economics, Columbia University; and William Spriggs, Professor of Economics, Howard University.
Among other observations, the experts cited several sources of economic disenfranchisement, including the flawed advice of economists who advise policy makers, inherent irrational behavior, and, said Naidu, the Constitution itself.
View the dialogue.