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Patrick Mason is professor of economics and director of the African-American Studies Program. His primary areas of expertise include labor, political economy, development, education, social identity and crime. He is particularly interested in racial inequality, educational achievement, income distribution, unemployment, economics of identity, family environment and socioeconomic well-being. Mason is also the general editor of the International Encyclopedia of Race and Racism.
“Bloody Sunday and the march from Selma to Montgomery permanently changed America. It also helped create an anti-civil rights backlash that is at the core of contemporary American political conservatism.”