SURF

Ockemia Bean

How Much Black Wealth is “Acceptable” in America?

After embarking on the 100th anniversary of the decimation of the thriving African American community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, also known as “Black Wall Street” (BWS), I was inspired to explore historical and modern wealth thresholds for Blacks/African Americans, leading to perceived threat or bias. My study aims to fill a gap in the literature by testing an unresearched inclination that “black wealth” is an aversive concept to white and perhaps also to black Americans.

Message to Sponsor

I want to thank the Gates Foundation for honoring and encouraging this work. I am thrilled to continue working on my project with my mentor and SURF staff. I am walking away from this experience with more hands-on experience in collecting, analyzing, and reporting data, with high hopes of offering a valuable contribution to science. These opportunities and experiences are invaluable; I appreciate your support.
  • Major: Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies Field
  • Sponsor: Gates Foundation
  • Mentor: Dana Carney