Reece Wins Award from Mid-South Sociological Association

Monday, October 26, 2015

Robert L. Reece was awarded first place in the Mid-South Sociological Association's 2015 graduate student paper competition for his paper "Legacies of Slavery: Racial Transition Points and Racial Wealth Inequality." The paper analyzes how the legacy of slavery shapes racial disparities in homeownership and home value across the history of the American South. It takes a detailed look at whether the effect weakens over time and whether the mechanisms change.