Panel Paper: Intersections of Race, Incarceration and Wealth in Baltimore City

Thursday, November 8, 2018
8216 - Lobby Level (Marriott Wardman Park)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

William Darity, Duke University and Darrick Hamilton, The New School

The National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color (NASCC) project is a research program aimed at building comprehensive knowledge on asset and debt disparities across racial and ethnic groups, which are identified on the basis of ancestral or national origin, as well as examining how these disparities differ by the intersection of gender and level of education. The Baltimore phase of the project has added the dimension of families, both black and white, that have exposure to incarceration. Hence, we are able to examine the intersections of race, incarceration and wealth in the localized context of Baltimore. In addition, we are able to ascertain exposure to municipal fees and fines as well as legal and medial debt. Ultimate, by oversampling both white and black households in which a member has been incarcerated, we will be able to compare the intersection of incarceration and race as it relates to asset and debt accumulation, which includes detailing the differential effects across race of exposure to incarceration.