Reply to “A Call to Focus on Racial Domination and Oppression: A Response to ‘Racial and Ethnic Inequality in Poverty and Affluence, 1959–2015’”

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The comment raises some thoughtful points but offers an approach to research on racial and ethnic differences in poverty and affluence guided by ideology rather than testable theory. Such an approach, with its presumptions and internal contradictions, ultimately does not offer a path to greater insight on these issues.

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This research was supported by the National Institutes of Health, Population Research Institute Center Grant (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Grant No. R24HD041025).

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Iceland, J. Reply to “A Call to Focus on Racial Domination and Oppression: A Response to ‘Racial and Ethnic Inequality in Poverty and Affluence, 1959–2015’”. Popul Res Policy Rev 38, 665–669 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11113-019-09542-1

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Keywords

  • Poverty
  • Affluence
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Inequality