Glenn Loury

Glenn Loury
Race and inequality in US and throughout the world. By the first Black professor of economics to get tenure at Harvard, now at Brown.
Created 10 Jan 2021
  • Asian Students and NYC Exam Schools
    19 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 14 5
    New York City’s exam high schools are, in many ways, the crown jewels of the city’s public education system. They’re prestigious, rigorous, and STEM-focused. And, importantly, admission to them is det...
  • The NYC Exam School Controversy
    18 Oct 2021 13 14
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  • Racial Wealth Inequality beyond Redlining
    17 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 20 38
    My recent conversation with historian David Kaiser addressed the racial wealth gap from the New Deal era through the decades following World War II. Even though our explicit subject was the question o...
  • Behind the New York Times Megaphone
    12 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 14 6
    How does writing for an extremely influential venue like the New York Times affect how you’re perceived? John McWhorter is finding out firsthand, as he continues to put out his outstanding twice-weekl...
  • John McWhorter — Authentically Black
    11 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 26 36
    In this episode of The Glenn Show, I’m back with my friend John McWhorter, and we have much to discuss. John joins me fresh from a day trip to Brighton Beach, a neighborhood in Brooklyn where Russian ...
  • Against the Commodification of Blackness
    10 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 39 24
    Recently, Bari Weiss was kind enough to have me as a guest on her podcast, Honestly. We had a wide-ranging conversation that covers my path to academia, my personal struggles, my work as an economist,...
  • The Truth about Redlining
    05 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 22 13
    This excerpt from my conversation with historian David E. Kaiser addresses one of the most controversial practices in American racial history: Redlining. It was a way, so the story goes, of systematic...
  • October Subscriber Q&A
    04 Oct 2021 21 24
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  • David E. Kaiser — The Case against "The Case for Reparations"
    04 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 21 19
    In this episode of The Glenn Show, I’m talking to David E. Kaiser, author of many books about American and international political history. As a distinguished professional historian, David has seen ma...
  • A Family Affair
    03 Oct 2021 • 17 min read • 35 34
    Last year, I was asked by Hillsdale College to participate in their online symposium “Race in America: History and Controversies.” I prepared a talk about the black family that gave me the opportunity...
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