Andre M. Perry, Brookings

Andre M. Perry


Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Andre:

Why is life expectancy so low in Black neighborhoods?

As we slowly recover from the intersecting health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential to advocate for the kind of public investment that will create greater equity and allow for everyone to live healthily—regardless of their race or place. → Read More

Three lessons for boosting postsecondary education and wages in Black-majority cities

While it is vital that Black students continue to receive postsecondary education, we must ensure that they can do so without being financially shackled, and that they will be paid equitably in the jobs their education is preparing them for. → Read More

COLUMN: Schools must strive to protect young women from sexual abuse

Our society is to blame for creating a culture that continues to permit the sexual abuse of women and girls. → Read More

COLUMN: Student debt cancellation isn’t regressive, it’s anti-racist

Color-blind income analyses mask the experiences of Black people and fail to understand the reality of Black student debt. → Read More

To restore North Nashville’s Black middle class, local policymakers should pursue reparations

Restoring North Nashville’s Black middle class will require more than tax abatements and flashy development projects. If state and local policymakers are serious about revitalizing these communities, they need to pursue local reparations policies. → Read More

Refuting the worst excuses against student debt cancellation

We’re not sure who is feeding Biden information about student debt cancellation, but it’s clearly leading to inaction. → Read More

COLUMN: If you don’t want critical race theory to exist, stop being racist

Conservative legislators across the country who are passing laws to ban books and courses on critical race theory show where they stand. → Read More

COLUMN: Higher education infrastructure included in Biden plan

Biden’s American Jobs Plan recognizes the need for higher education infrastructure by making smart investments in the science and knowledge. → Read More

Standardized tests aren’t the problem, it’s how we use them

Tests will tell us the extent of the damage of the last 12 months. → Read More

COLUMN: Standardized tests aren’t the problem, it’s how we use them

School standardized testing isn't the problem, it’s how we use them. But these tests will tell us the extent of the damage of the last year. → Read More

We Should All Be Able to Have Babies Like White People

Fertility treatments should not just be a luxury for a privileged class. → Read More

COLUMN: Financial literacy courses won’t solve the racial wealth gap

Lack of financial literacy isn't to blame. Stop blaming Black people for the exploitation that has stolen away their wealth for generations. → Read More

The real estate industry is divesting from Donald Trump—but divesting from white supremacy requires more

The real estate industry has been complicit in white supremacy and racial discrimination long before Trump took office. Will the repudiation of Trump lead to a wider reckoning? → Read More

COLUMN: The four steps to safely reopen schools and save our nation

America needs to heal medically and socially; re- opening schools is an important first step in that process. → Read More

COLUMN: History textbooks must not ignore white supremacist violence

The absence of rigorous teaching about white supremacy in history textbooks helped facilitate its proliferation today. → Read More

COLUMN: Time to fight for the funding our kids need to mend the coronavirus wreckage

Most education policy experts recognize that the $13.2 billion the CARES Act allocated for K-12 education is woefully inadequate. → Read More

Coronavirus economic relief cannot neglect Black-owned business

The nature of businesses that generate significant revenue for Black people place them in the center of the fight against COVID-19—but also at the center of the pandemic’s economic fallout. → Read More

Black Americans were forced into ‘social distancing’ long before the coronavirus

If we don’t address structural inequalities in this country, recovery will be uneven and enduring → Read More

Hurricane Katrina provides lessons about closing campuses during the coronavirus crisis

While closing schools may help contain the spread of the coronavirus, vulnerable students are now being put at risk in an entirely different way. → Read More

By suspending protesting students, what lessons are Syracuse University leaders teaching?

Syracuse University students were suspended for protesting against university leaders for not responding adequately to bias incidents on campus → Read More