Anti-Racism • Technology • Justice
Erykah Noelle Benson | PhD Student Researcher at the University of Michigan Department of Sociology
U-M Center for Racial Justice
Using survey-based quantitative analysis, I write reports about perceptions of racial and economic inequality through the U-M Center for Racial Justice and regularly communicate findings to news media outlets. These reports are publicly accessible through the University of Michigan.
October 2023 Issue Brief
A survey report analyzing support for reparations, including support toward individual and systemic-level amends for Black Americans, among residents in Flint, Michigan.
A majority of Black Flint residents, the intended beneficiaries of the reparations policies under consideration, support cash payments (73%). However, an even greater proportion of Black residents (78%) support reparations in the form of financial assistance for buying or improving a home, financial support for postsecondary education (77%), or financial support for Black businesses (75%).
March 2023 Issue Brief
This survey report analyzes the relationship between an individual's support for reparations and their recognition of historic and ongoing harms against Black Americans among residents in the City of Detroit.
U-M Detroit Metro Area Communities Study
May 2022 Issue Brief
A survey report exploring self-reported financial well-being among Detroit residents two years after the COVID-19 pandemic, including the impact of housing, utility costs, healthcare, and more.