Algernon Austin

Algernon Austin, a senior research fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, has conducted research and writing on issues of race and racial inequality for over 20 years. His primary focus has been on the intersection of race and the economy. 

When the WPA Created 400,000 Jobs for Black Workers

60 Years of No Progress on Black-White Unemployment Equity

How Poverty Correlates With an Increase in Gun Violence

Why Black People (and Everyone Else) Should Avoid Crypto

Only Radical Changes Will Make Rents Affordable

Black Children are Disproportionately Harmed by Extremist Gun Rights Policies in the US

A Brief Look at Low-Income Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

How Far Are We from Martin Luther King’s Dream of Equal of Opportunity?

The Link Between Gun Violence and Economic Hardship in Black Communities

How US Guns Destabilize Latin America and Fuel the Refugee Crisis

Even During COVID-19 Recession, Temporary Assistance Does Little to Reduce Child Poverty

Hurricane Ida Showed Us that Our Infrastructure Isn’t Ready for Climate Change

Addressing the Unique Labor Market Challenges of Black Men