Racial Wealth Gap

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Study Says Automation Will Deepen Work Shortage for Black Men

Technology is poised to further increase the racial wealth gap for Black families, according to a new report from McKinsey & Company.

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REPORT: 4 Strategies to Eliminate the Harmful Effects of Systemic Racism

A new study from Urban Institute gathers insights from leading policymakers, advocates and experts to present ways to imagine a future without the dangerous, long-term consequences of structural racism.

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REPORT: 10 Strategies to Address Structural Forces Behind Racial Wealth Inequality

The racial wealth divide is greater now than it was 40 years ago—and a new report says that persistent structural racism is causing the gap to grow.

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How This Crazy Rich Asian Fights Wealth Inequality and the Model Minority Myth [OP-ED]

Resource Generation’s Iimay Ho: “I’ve been looking forward to the release of ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ but I’m not surprised that Warner Bros. took a bet on a movie where rich Asians show they can act like rich White people and reinforce the model minority myth.”

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5 Key Takeaways From That New Report on the Wealth of Black Men

“Black boys fare worse than White boys in 99 percent of America.”

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Do We Need An Economic Bill of Rights?

The American Prospect says yes: “Today, we must transcend the racial, ethnic and regional divisions by building universal policies that are cognizant of identities and intersectionality, and inclusive of race, gender, nationality, sexuality and ability.”

STUDY: When It Comes to Racial Wealth Gap, Structural Racism Always Wins

“Our policies continue to impede efforts by African-American and Latino households to obtain equal access to economic security.”

STUDY: Middle Class Blacks and Latinos Disproportionately Impacted by Student Debt Crisis

Researchers say structural racism is the culprit.

Hillary Clinton Proposes Plan to Dismantle Systemic Racism

“These inequalities are wrong, but they’re also immoral. And it’ll be the mission of my presidency to bring them to an end.”

Could These Four Policy Changes Close the Racial Wealth Gap?

A new report recommends federal policies that could change the way low-income families of color save for the future.

READ: DeRay Mckesson Reveals Details of Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton Meetings

From community policing to the racial wealth gap, activists broke down the policies that can really tackle structural racism in American.

Report: Future Generations of Black People Will Feel Great Recession Pain

An ACLU study finds that the Great Recession not only negatively impacted black homeowners’ current wealth—but threatens to hurt future generations,’ too.

Report: Growing Workforce of People of Color Shoulders Growing Inequity

An economic recovery for whom?

One Tweet Explains the Racial Wealth Gap

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The Racial Wealth Gap in the U.S., Or, Whites Own Almost Everything

The median Hispanic family’s net worth is $14,000 and the median for black families is $11,000.

Simplifying the Wealth Gap

A new documentary, “Inequality for All,” breaks down the structural reasons for the gap between the top 1 percent and the 99 percent. Here, filmmaker Jacob Kornbluth talks about his most surprising findings

It's Not a Housing Boom. It's a Land Grab

This time, the runaway housing market is being fueled by Wall Street’s gobbling up properties. But the results will be just as bad for regular people as it was four years ago.

Homeowners to Eric Holder: Hold Banks Accountable

Protests outside the Justice Department are demanding prosecutions of banks responsible for the foreclosure crisis.

How Foreclosure Undermined Black and Brown Wealth

This foreclosure tidal wave is why wealth for blacks and Latinos is at the lowest level ever recorded. Housing is the leading wealth asset for these two communities.