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Thomas Shapiro and “Toxic Inequality”

October 5, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1:00 pm,  Brown Lounge, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis (Danforth Campus)

The Department of Sociology, in partnership with the Brown School’s Center for Social Development and Clark-Fox Policy Institute, will host Thomas Shapiro, sociology alumnus (PhD, ’78) and former Brown School faculty member, for a lecture on his new book, Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future. Well known for his research on wealth inequality, especially inequality by race, Dr. Shapiro cowrote with Melvin Oliver the landmark book Black Wealth/White Wealth (1995).