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Deadric Williams, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Racism, Racialized Space, and Income Heterogeneity among Black Families with Children
When Apr 25, 2022
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Online
Contact Name
Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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About the Presentation

Family structure and education remain dominant and enduring explanations for understanding racial income inequality among families. Yet, empirical studies show these factors are most beneficial for white families. The current study presents racial stratification as an alternative perspective to emphasize the social construction of race and the permanence of racism. To illustrate this, I integrate tenets from Critical Race Theory with concepts from racialized space theory to understand racial income inequality. Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Well-being Study, the 2000 Census, and the American Community Survey, results show racialized space, rather than family structure and education, better characterizes income inequality among Black families. 

About the Speaker

Deadric Williams

Dr. Deadric Williams received his PhD from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 2014. Deadric Williams’ research is organized around two general themes: (1) racism and families and (2) stress, couples’ relationships, and health. His research on racism and families uses Critical Race Theory as a theoretical perspective to challenge conventional sociological research on racial economic inequality among families. His second line of research examines stress and health as a longitudinal and dyadic process among couples. Dr. Williams’ research has been published in outlets such as Social Problems, Population Research & Policy Review, Family Relations, Family Process, Journal of African American Studies, among others. 

Location ONLINE VIA ZOOM:  Zoom Registration Link.   Upon registration you will receive an automatically generated email with the direct link for the seminar.

COVID-19 Information

MPRC public events for Spring 2022 will be a mix of in person and online via Zoom.  For in person events, all event attendees must follow current protocols

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