Is Marriage the Answer? Concerns about Marriage and Racial Inequity from W. E. B. Du Bois to Our Own Times
Tera Hunter, professor of American History and African-American Studies at Princeton University, discusses and critiques some of W. E. B. Du Bois's seminal ideas which have endured for more than a century. African-American marriage and family patterns have long been at the center of debates about racial inequality. His pioneering studies in history and sociology have played a formative role in shaping this discourse.
The talk will also look at recent powerful datasets that challenge conventional assumptions about whether and to what extent the promotion of marriage can be a viable strategy for reversing racial inequality still evident and persistent today.
This is the Rogers Distinguished Fellow Lecture.
At the speaker's request, this event will not be recorded.