Episode 135: What are disparity studies and how can affirmative action policies support Black businesses? What are the limits of Black capitalism?

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Imani Strong-Tucker (Griffin & Strong, P.C.; London School of Economics' International Inequalities Institute) is Operations Manager for a team conducting disparity studies and demographic and anecdotal data analyses. We talk about the Black Lives Matter movement, affirmative action policy in the U.S. and the various ways systemic racism keep Black folks from being safe or having equal opportunity.

How does Imani manage the operations with her firm, collecting data as part of disparity studies? What are the primary bits of information on demography and experience Imani collates in order to prepare pertinent evidence of discrimination for a court of law? For her PhD research, what questions did Imani start asking about why courts make certain decisions, how people change their engagement with capitalism to fit audit requirements, and how entrepreneurs engage with their identities?

Also, what can we say anthropologically about the current Black Lives Matter protests happening in the U.S. and increasingly in the U.K.? Why might affirmative action not be the answer to capitalism, the election system, or the education system, and simply be a way to increase diversity within a system that fundamentally cannot sustain diversity? What needs to be dismantled for a more equitable and just world?

You can find more information in the show notes under the episode on our website.

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