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Examining the Racial Wealth Gap in the United States


A remote hearing before the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. ET.                                           

Hearing:          “Examining the Racial Wealth Gap in the United States”


Dorothy A. Brown
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law
Emory University School of Law
Atlanta, GA

Darrick Hamilton
Henry Cohen Professor of Economics and Urban Policy
Founding Director of the Institute on Race and Political Economy
The New School
New York, NY

Mehrsa Baradaran
Professor of Law
University of California, Irvine School of Law
Irvine, CA

Ian Rowe
Founder & CEO of Vertex Partnership Academies
Senior Visiting Fellow, Woodson Center
Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
New York, NY

Date:                 10:00 a.m. ET, Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Location:          Remote

Chairman Donald S. Beyer presiding.

Chairman Donald S. Beyer's Opening Statement

Ranking Member Mike Lee's Opening Statement

Hearing transcript can be found here.

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