The Equality of Opportunity Project, a study led by Stanford professor Raj Chetty, reveals that where a child happens to grow up has a profound effect on their chances of becoming successful adults. As part NewsHour’s Race Matters series, special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault sat down with Chetty to discuss the findings and the implications the findings make about racial inequality in America.
On Friday, we discussed the relation between race and upward mobility, and more, with a panel of experts. Joining us will be Peter Edelman (@peterbedelman) Georgetown Law Professor of Law and Public Policy and Faculty Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality, Dr. Gretchen Susi (@AspenRCC) Director of The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change, Dr. Shaun Harper (@DrShaunHarper) University of Pennsylvania Professor Executive Director, Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education and Ben Scuderi (@BenScuderi) Pre-Doctoral Fellow and Researcher of the Equality of Opportunity Project. See the recap below.