Dr. Algernon Austin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Global Policy Solutions. Previously, he directed the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE). As the first director of PREE, Algernon built the program over six years into a nationally recognized source for expert reports and policy analyses on the economic condition of America’s people of color.
Prior to joining the Economic Policy Institute, Algernon was a senior fellow at the Demos think tank and assistant director of research at the Foundation Center. From 2001 to 2005, he served on the faculty of Wesleyan University.
Algernon’s latest book is America Is Not Post-Racial: Xenophobia, Islamophobia, Racism, and the 44th President. America Is Not Post-Racial is the only book to analyze the 25 million “Obama haters” in America.
Algernon has discussed racial inequality on PBS, CNN, NPR, and on other national television and radio networks.