May 24, 2014 @ 3:46 pm
We have a theme for this week's show -- a lineup inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates' eloquent case for reparations for slavery and Jim Crow.
First up, we have Dalton Conley, a sociologist at NYU and author of Being Black, Living in the Red: Race, Wealth and Social Policy in America. Conley has studied how the black-white wealth gap -- the lasting legacy of institutional racism in the past -- limits the opportunities of African-Americans being born today.
Then we'll speak with William Darity, Jr., a professor of African-American studies and economic at Rutgers who has long argued for reparations.
Finally, we'll be joined by Rachel Black, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundations asset-building program to talk about, well, asset-building.
Also, classic Blues!
Willie Dixon: "Spoonful"
Roy Brown: "Hard Luck Blues"
Sam Lightnin' Hopkins: "Cotton"
Albert Collins: "If Trouble Was Money"