Black Economists: An `Elite Clan of Warrior Intellectuals'
Ruffins, Paul, Black Issues in Higher Education
BLACK ECONOMISTS: AN `ELITE CLAN OF WARRIOR INTELLECTUALS'.
That little girl is now Dr. Cecilia Conrad. She told this story as part of her 1993 presidential address to the National Economic Association (NEA).
Conrad's story captures the visceral life experience expressed by most of the Black economists interviewed for this story. Like Conrad, they too suspected that economics had the tools to explain important questions about Black life. But as they pursued it and developed a love for it, they were continually confronted with the fact that the theories they were being taught were contradicted by their everyday experience. Although they kept studying, the established …
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Publication information: Article title: Black Economists: An `Elite Clan of Warrior Intellectuals'. Contributors: Ruffins, Paul - Author. Magazine title: Black Issues in Higher Education. Volume: 13. Issue: 17 Publication date: November 14, 1996. Page number: 18. © 1999 Cox, Matthews & Associates. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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