Articles by Glenn C. Loury:


We are pleased to announce the Harvard University Press publication of a new book by Glenn C. Loury,

Anatomy of Racial Inequality

Please visit the Harvard University Press website for a review of the book :

Social Exclusion and Ethnic Groups: The Challenge to Economics    [PDF document]

Poverty and Race    [PDF document]

The Return of the "Undeserving Poor"   The Atlantic Monthly, February 2001

The Divided Society and the Democratic Idea ;  The College of Arts and Sciences, Boston University

Class Day Address  Boston University, May 20, 2000

DuBois Lectures, Harvard University April 27, 2000 - These lectures were given in April, 2000 and are now available in book form, "The Anatomy of Racial Inequality", published in February of this year.

Book Review, Anatomy of Racial Equality, Harvard University Press, February 2002

Giving Honor to Treason  Op-ed, New York Times, January 17, 2000.

Admit It: A defense of the University of Texas 10% plan   The New Republic, December 27, 1999   [outside link]

Who Cares About Racial Inequality?  Steine Lecture - Vanderbilt University, Oct. 1, 1998   [PDF document]

Not an Idle Question. (On alleged past drug use by presidential candidate George W. Bush)  Op-ed, New York Times, Aug. 24, 1999

Tenuous Trickle-Down  Op-ed, New York Times, May 29, 1999.

Introduction to paperback edition of The Shape of the River  by William Bowen and Derek Bok, 1999

The Divided Society  The Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, IWM) Working Paper  [outside link   PDF document]

A CONSIDERED OPINION "God Talk" and Public Policy    [outside link  PDF document]

Discrimination in the Post-Civil Rights Era: Beyond Market Interactions  Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 1998

How Should We Honor Dr. Martin Luther King's Life?   [outside link]

Why More Blacks Don't Invest  It's time to integrate the money.

Eastern Nazarene College Commencement Address  May 25, 1998.

An American Tragedy  The legacy of slavery lingers in our cities' ghettos.  [outside link]

Is Affirmative Action on the Way Out? Should it Be?  A Symposium, Commentary Magazine, March 1998.  [outside link]

Why Talk About Race?  Welfare and Crime Demand More Than Feel-Good Chat.

Cast Out By the Right  Op-ed arguing conservatives are tone-deaf on race issues.

The Divided Society and the Democratic Idea  1996 University Lecture.

Integration Has Had Its Day  Op-ed on School Desegregation.

The Conservative Line on Race  Review Essay on America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible by Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom.    [outside link]

Not By Bread Alone  The role of the African-American church in inner-city development.   [outside link]

How To Mend Affirmative Action  A Qualified Defense of a Controversial Policy.

Race and Identity in America  A Personal Perspective.    [outside link]

Ghetto Poverty and the Power of Faith  Center of the American Experiment speech.    [outside link]


The New Republic - Hard Questions Columns:

Color-Blinded  August 17 & 24, 1998.

Uneconomical June 29, 1998.

Charles II May 18, 1998.

Unequalized  April 6, 1998.

Legal Limits February 23, 1998.

Welfare Pair January 5 & 12, 1998.

Exclusionary Rule  November 4, 1997.

Comparative Disadvantage  October 13, 1997.

Double Talk  August 25, 1997.

Getting A Fix  June 30, 1997.

Pride and Prejudice  May 19, 1997.


Other Articles:

The Dismal Science  by Paul Krugman  The travails and temptations of a black intellectual.


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