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04.11.2017 | Thomas Shapiro signs and discusses “Toxic Inequality” | Free

April 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Categories: Literature & Poetry


Left Bank books welcomes author and sociologist Thomas Shapiro, who will sign and discuss his new book, “Toxic Inequality”!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “Toxic Inequality” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

Since the Great Recession, most Americans’ standard of living has stagnated or declined. Economic inequality is at historic highs, but its impact differs by race; African Americans’ net wealth is just a tenth that of white Americans, and over recent decades, white families have accumulated wealth at three times the rate of black families. In our increasingly diverse nation, sociologist Thomas M. Shapiro argues, wealth disparities must be understood in tandem with racial inequities—a dangerous combination he terms “toxic inequality.” In “Toxic Inequality,” Shapiro reveals how these forces combine to trap families in place.

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