Getting into the Black: Race, Wealth and Public Policy

Conley, D.
Political Science Quarterly. 114:595-612.

Dalton Conley examines the causes and consequences of the black-white asset gap in the United States. He argues that it is wealth, more than any other measure of socio-economic well being, that captures the nature of racial inequality in the post-civil rights era. Conley discusses policy implications that may be used to address such "equity inequity."