Thomas Shapiro: Toxic Inequality

Left Bank Books

Left Bank books welcomes author and sociologist Thomas Shapiro, who will sign and discuss his new book, Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, & Threatens Our Future!

Since the Great Recession, most Americans’ standard of living has stagnated or declined. Economic inequality is at historic highs, but its impact differs by race; African Americans’ net wealth is just a tenth that of white Americans, and over recent decades, white families have accumulated wealth at three times the rate of black families. In our increasingly diverse nation, sociologist Thomas M. Shapiro argues, wealth disparities must be understood in tandem with racial inequities—a dangerous combination he terms “toxic inequality.” In Toxic Inequality, Shapiro reveals how these forces combine to trap families in place.

“In this lucid and compelling book, Thomas M. Shapiro convincingly argues why we can’t understand wealth and income inequality in America without also understanding racial inequality." —Robert Reich, Saving Capitalism

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Toxic Inequality from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
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$28.00
ISBN: 9780465046935
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Basic Books - March 14th, 2017