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Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality

Saturday, May 21, 2011 @ 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Lecture and Book Signing

Author and Featured Speaker: Melvin L. Oliver, Ph.D., SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara

An expert on racial and urban inequality and poverty, Dr. Oliver is the co-author (with Thomas M. Shapiro) of Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality. In this fascinating look at wealth in America—how assets are created, expanded and preserved—a deep economic divide emerges between blacks and whites. Dr. Oliver demonstrates how an analysis of private wealth uncovers a revealing story about race in our country.

Lecture at 1:00 pm

Book Signing at 2:00 pm

To be held at: Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium

Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park

St. Louis, Missouri 63112

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome.

Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park.

Economics Series – Class: The Great Divide co-sponsored by:


Saturday, May 21, 2011
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
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