In this episode of NEXT Economy LIVE, Social Venture Circle is joined by Andre M. Perry (Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings) in conversation with Nathalie Molina Niño (O³) on his new book Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities.
The deliberate devaluation of Blacks and their communities has had very real, far-reaching, and negative economic and social effects. An enduring white supremacist myth claims brutal conditions in Black communities are mainly the result of Black people’s collective choices and moral failings. “That’s just how they are” or “there’s really no excuse”: we’ve all heard those not so subtle digs. But there is nothing wrong with Black people that ending racism can’t solve. We haven’t known how much the country will gain by properly valuing homes and businesses, family structures, voters, and school districts in Black neighborhoods. And we need to know.
Through his Brookings research, Perry will also share how COVID-19 has illuminated how certain forms of social distancing historically accelerated economic and social disparities between Black people and the rest of the country. Perry will spotlight the struggles of Black businesses as they await federal relief from COVID-19’s economic impact, and discuss what the SVC community can do in response.
Andre M. Perry is a fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, a scholar-in-residence at American University, and a columnist for the Hechinger Report. A nationally known and respected commentator on race, structural inequality, and education, Perry is a regular contributor to MSNBC and has been published by The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, TheRoot. Read more: https://www.brookings.edu/experts/andre-m-perry/
In partnership with the American Sustainable Business Council, Intentional Media, JumpScale, and Opportunity Collaboration.
Supported by The Accountkeepers, Bromberger Law, SustainVC, and Perlman & Perlman.