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The Review of Black Political Economy back issues
Do higher minimum wages harm minority and inner-city teens?
March 22, 2001... INTRODUCTION Economists and policymakers once again find themselves engaged in a heated debate, as legislation awaits the president's signature to increase the federal minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.15 per hour. A neglected, yet important, component of this debate is the effect of...
Do lenders discriminate against low-income borrowers?
March 22, 2001... INTRODUCTION (1) Lending discrimination in the United States has been an issue debated in the academic press and the political arena. (2) The issue of discrimination in mortgage lending has usually assumed that minority applicants were wrongfully denied credit by non-minority-owned...
Cognitive skills, test scores, and social stratification: the role of family and school-level resources on racial/ethnic differences in scores on standardized tests (AFQT).
March 22, 2001... INTRODUCTION In recent years, high stakes testing has become a major preoccupation of politicians, school administrators, parents, academics, and of course, the many students who have to subject themselves to a multiple battery of standardized tests. This paper uses data from the...
In pursuit of racial equality: the political economy of Rhonda M. Williams.
March 22, 2001... We must come out of the racial closet and confront the cultural, political and economic legacies of white racism. We must do so in ways that critically address class, gender, nationality and sexuality. We must do so in ways that name the psychological, economic and social fear involved for...
Biographical sketch of Rhonda M. Williams.(Brief Article)
March 22, 2001... Dr. Rhonda M. Williams earned her undergraduate degree in Economics from Harvard University in 1978 and her Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983. She began her teaching career in economics and Afro-American studies at the University of Texas at Austin....