Thread by @joelle_gamble: Anti-Racist Assumptions In Economics

Created
Jun 4, 2020 10:15 PM
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equity
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Twitter

The economic crisis and the renewed attention on anti-racist movements are not two separate “moments we’re in.” One way to think of the two is to talk about economics' diversity problem. It’s real and it’s something I experienced first hand.

But, there are fundamental problems in economics that prevent it from promoting anti-racist public agendas. Here are some (not all) of the assumptions in traditional approaches to economics, when not interrogated, uphold systemic racism, in my view: