This week Dan and Brendan sit down with Dr. Andre M. Perry from Brookings to discuss his latest research on inequality within our communities. Dr. Perry highlights that we must look beyond the numbers to see the apparent lack of opportunities, investment, and wealth within communities of color around the country. His message is one of hope, as he calls for communal action and responsive policies.
Recommended Reading: Know Your Price
“Noted educator, journalist, and scholar Andre Perry takes readers on a tour of six Black-majority cities whose assets and strengths are undervalued. Perry begins in his hometown of Wilkinsburg, a small city east of Pittsburgh that, unlike its much larger neighbor, is struggling and failing to attract new jobs and industry. Bringing his own personal story of growing up in Black-majority Wilkinsburg, Perry also spotlights five others where he has deep connections: Detroit, Birmingham, New Orleans, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. He provides an intimate look at the assets that should be of greater value to residents—and that can be if they demand it.”
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