P&P Live!: Andre Perry – Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities

Upcoming Event
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 6:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Know Your Price establishes new means of determining value of Black communities. The deliberate devaluation of Blacks and their communities, stemming from America's centuries-old history of slavery, racism, and other state-sanctioned policies like redlining have tangible, far-reaching, and negative economic and social impacts. Rejecting policies shaped by flawed perspectives, the book gives fresh insights on these impacts and provides a new value paradigm to limit them.

Know Your Price demonstrates through rigorous research and thorough analysis the worth of Black people's intrinsic strengths, real property, and traditional institutions. All of these assets are means of empowerment, as Perry argues for shifting away from simplified notions of equality and moving towards maximizing equity.

Andre Perry is a fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. His research focuses on race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion. Prior to his work at Brookings, Perry has been a founding dean, professor, award-winning journalist, and activist in the field of education.

 

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Offsite
Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780815737278
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Brookings Institution Press - May 19th, 2020

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