Dr. Algernon Austin is the Economist at Dēmos who has interests in race, the economy, and politics. Previously, he served as the first Director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy and he built that program into a nationally-recognized source for information on race and the economy. Algernon has also been a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Global Policy Solutions, an assistant director of research at the Foundation Center, and a professor at Wesleyan University.

Algernon’s book, America Is Not Post-Racial: Xenophobia, Islamophobia, Racism, and the 44th President, analyzes the 25 million “Obama Haters” in America. He has discussed racial inequality on PBS, CNN, NPR, and on other national television and radio networks.