Why Does Racial Inequality Persist? Guest Lecture by Professor Glenn Loury Posted on March 3rd, 2023 by

We are pleased to invite all students to a lecture by Glenn Loury on the topic of “Why Racial Inequality Persists.” Glenn Loury is a renowned economist, academic, and social commentator. He is currently the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University. He is also a host @GlennLouryShow. Loury’s research focuses on inequality, social stratification, and discrimination.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Wallenberg Auditorium.

During this lecture, Glenn Loury will discuss the complex interplay of cultural, structural, and individual factors that contribute to racial inequality in the United States. He will highlight the importance of understanding and addressing these factors to promote greater social and economic equality.

Loury argues that social and economic inequality cannot be fully explained by structural factors alone, such as discrimination or historical injustices, but it must also be understood in terms of cultural dynamics and individual agency. Loury suggests that addressing cultural factors will require a concerted effort at both the individual and societal levels. He advocates the values of hard work, personal responsibility, and education, along with policies that support these values. Ultimately, Loury emphasizes the importance of understanding and addressing the complex interplay of cultural, structural, and individual factors contributing to racial inequality and calls for a comprehensive and multifaceted approach to addressing this persistent issue.

For more information on the lecture, visit gustavus.edu/events/lindau.

Economics students are encouraged to study Loury’s research ahead of the lecture. For a summary of his findings and the conceptual framework he suggests for studying racial inequality, click here


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