Interview: Brookings Scholar Andre Perry on Race Inequality, Defunding Police, and How to Effect Change
Dr. Andre M. Perry (pictured) is a prominent scholar and fellow at The Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. He is also a scholar-in-residence at American University and a columnist for the Hechinger Report. His work tends to focus on race, structural inequality, and education, and his writing has been featured in MSNBC, The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, and CNN among others. He is also the author of the new book “Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities”. That book focuses on the devaluation of assets in black neighborhoods and highlights findings he produced in a Brookings study and presented before Congress.
I am excited to share this interview with Andre Perry, who is a prominent scholar at The Brookings Institution. The interview focuses on race inequality, the movement to defund the police, reconciling class-based movements with race-based movements, political strategies to enact progressive legislation, and whether or not change should come from outside the system.
With this interview, I am also happy to announce that “The Difference Principle” is receiving some new support and moving out of its “pilot” stage. It will be undergoing a rebranding process as well as a launch in the form of a podcast.
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—Julian, writing from New York City
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