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We Need To Talk : Economics

Companion guide to the panel series, We Need To Talk, sponsored by the University Libraries and Greenspun College of Urban Affairs with livestreaming by UNLV TV.

Our Panelists

Alvin Odom -Charles Schwab Bank, Senior Manager – Diverse Markets

Shanta Patton - Regional Vice President - Region XV -NAREB Las Vegas Board

Alex Dixon - President, West Region Purestar

Nicholas Barr - Associate Professor, Social Work, UNLV

Systemic Racism

Systemic racism has contributed to the persistence of race-based gaps that manifest in many different economic indicators. The starkest divides are in measures of household wealth, reflecting centuries of white privilege that have made it particularly difficult for people of color to achieve economic security. This series of charts begins with a look at the widening of racial wealth gaps in the United States that have coincided with the extreme concentration of U.S. wealth. (


Look to the Books

Economic Disparities and the Private Sector

Studies That Showcase Socioeconomic inequality

Earworms About Economic Inequality

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