Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality

An International Perspective

by Bruce P. Corrie (Volume editor) Samuel L. Myers (Volume editor)
©2006 Edited Collection 216 Pages
Series: American University Studies , Volume 10


In a world where racial tensions and racial and ethnic inequality seem to be increasing, it is instructive to look back over the decade of the 1990s to examine what academic researchers have had to say about the global nature of race, racism, and racial inequality. Almost every country with a multiethnic population faces these problems. This collection of essays provides an eclectic but accessible mix of readings on perspectives from such countries as Australia, Russia, France, Chile, West Africa, India, and the United States. Emphasis is placed on positive strategies to help reduce or eliminate economic inequality. The implications for the demise of affirmative action programs are also discussed. Pre-dating the United Nation’s World Conference on Racism, the readings anticipate many of the recommendations and insights that have now come to be the core of international strategies. This collection will prove valuable to all those concerned with ending racism and achieving racial and ethnic economic equality.


Publication date
2006 (June)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2006. X, 216 pp.

Biographical notes

Bruce P. Corrie (Volume editor) Samuel L. Myers (Volume editor)

The Editors: Samuel L. Myers, Jr. is the Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice at the Hubert H. Humphrey Insititute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. He is former president of the National Economic Association (NEA) and of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). His most recent books are Crime Control and Social Justice (2003) with Darnell F. Hawkins and Randolph N. Stone, Faculty of Color in Academe (2000) with Caroline Turner and Persistent Disparity (1998) with William A. Darity, Jr. He received his Ph.D. in economics from MIT and his undergraduate degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Bruce Corrie is Professor of Economics at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Notre Dame. He was appointed by Governor Jesse Ventura to chair the Governor’s Working Group on Minority Business Development, which produced the first comprehensive report on strategies to tap into the emerging domestic markets in Minnesota. His views have appeared on various mainstream media outlets and the ethnic press. He is founding editor of the International Policy Review, was a member of the editorial board of Social Indicators Research, and author of numerous articles in popular and academic journals. He is founding editor of a new online journal www.policybriefs.org, which provides diverse perspectives on policy issues.


Title: Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality