American Economic Association Statement on Racial Justice

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“We stand with the peaceful but rightfully impassioned protestors demanding action. The work of economists and others demonstrates two strands of truth that must be acknowledged for meaningful change to happen: the legacy of slavery lives on, not just in the criminal justice system but in our universities and other powerful economic institutions; and ending racism requires personal and collective action. We commit ourselves personally and professionally to actions that the economics profession can and should take to contribute to broader social efforts to root out racism.” (complete statement available here)