1) Describe the debate over the origins of racism, comparing and contrasting the psycho-cultural argument and the socio-economic argument. What implications does this historical debate hold for Americans nowadays as we grapple with racism?
2) What do you mean by "racial wealth gap?" Describe the origins of this phenomenon in the US, give estimates of its size, and describe how it shapes racial inequality between blacks and whites today. What, if anything, must be done to address this gap? How might decreasing the gap bring regarding more equality between racial groups?