The American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) stands in solidarity with our black and brown brothers and sisters in the face of years of discrimination, violence, and murder. We recognize how the systemic and institutionalized racism in this country defines the life, wellbeing, and future of black and brown people. The deeply rooted racial disparities in health, wealth, wellbeing, and police violence have then proven to be harmful for black and brown people in the country.
ASHE would not have existed without the direct support of the National Economic Association (NEA), the organization of black economists founded more than 50 years ago. The NEA’s perseverance and excellence paved the way for all groups fighting discrimination, representativity, and disparities.
We call for the wider economics community to bring a more pressing light to stratification economics and promote the development of rigorous research that focus on policies that affect the safety and wellbeing of the black and brown communities.
ASHE president on behalf of the ASHE Executive Board.