How historical racism influences modern poverty and racial inequality

Penn sociologist Regina Baker.

From Penn Today | By Michele W. Berger | To understand modern racial inequalities, historical context is crucial. That’s according to new research from Penn sociologist Regina Baker published in the American Journal of Sociology . Baker found that in southern states with a strong historical racial regime-a notion she conceptualized and then measured using a scale she created-Black populations today experience worse poverty. Full Story Here

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