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America's Racial Wealth Divide Is Worse Than Thought, Undermining the Middle Class and Deepening Under Trump

"The future existence of the middle-class hinges on whether we reverse the trends of growing racial economic inequality." America is heading toward “a racial and economic apartheid state.” As the country becomes more diverse, today’s...Show More Summary

New study shows how racial wealth divide is 'hollowing out America's middle class'

The Institute for Policy Studies and Prosperity Now (formerly the Corporation for Enterprise Development) published a new 25-page study this week that has grim news on the economic racial divide. The team of four authors scrutinizedShow More Summary

Visualizing America's Wealth Inequality (From The Sky Above Baltimore)

Via StockBoardAsset.com, Earlier this year, JPM’s Racial Wealth Divide Initiative desk released an interesting report titled “The Racial Wealth Divide in Baltimore”. The report highlights the ever so growing wealth inequality that is...Show More Summary

On the Origins of America's Racial Wealth Divide and the Endpoint of Toxic Inequality

'Sociologist Thomas Shapiro examines the toxic nature of inequality in America - as a result of government policies in a time of increased precarity and restricted mobility for many Americans, and as the source of America's racial wealth...Show More Summary

How Trump Can Actually Help Black America

Instead of hollow campaign promises to fix "the inner cities," he should address the growing racial wealth divide.

Making Black History in 2017

Co-written by David Ashaolu, Intern, Racial Wealth Divide Initiative As we celebrate the another Black History Month 2017, a positive light will once again be shined on the many contributions and influences that African Americans have had on this country's history. Show More Summary

Chicago, the Racial Wealth Divide and Mexican Americans

Co-written by Jessika Lopez, Senior Program Associate, Racial Wealth Divide Initiative When we think of Chicago, we think the Windy City, maybe the Chicago Cubs finally winning the World Series or maybe even think of Barack Obama's adopted hometown, but we don't really associate Chicago with Mexican culture. Show More Summary

The Racial Wealth Divide in America Is Staggering—and That's Before Trump Walks into the White House

Click here for reuse options! White households possess roughly 13 times the wealth of their black counterparts. After predicating his presidential campaign on racist incitement against Muslims, immigrants and Black Lives Matter, President-elect...Show More Summary

A Tale of Two Cities: Racial Economic Inequality in New Orleans and Miami

Co-written by Kylie Patterson, Racial Wealth Divide Initiative Sr. Program Manager New Orleans and Miami, two cities long touted as tourists' paradises, share another similarity - racial wealth inequality. Racial wealth inequality is a major issue in the United States. Show More Summary

The Widening Racial Wealth Divide

“Race still determines too much,” Hillary Clinton said, in last week’s debate with Donald Trump. It “often determines where people live, determines what kind of education in their public schools they can get, and, yes, it determinesShow More Summary

Racial Wealth Divide Initiative: One Year Later

By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Director, Racial Wealth Divide Initiative, CFED Naomi Camper, CFED Board Member & Executive Director of JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Office of Nonprofit Engagement Racial wealth inequality is growing. We see it in data. Show More Summary

America's Racial Wealth Divide Is Nothing Short of Shocking

By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad and Chuck Collins It would take the average black family 228 years to accrue the same amount of wealth that white families have today. Most media coverage of racial injustice has understandably focused on our country's unfair policing and criminal justice system. Show More Summary

Report says black families would need over 200 years to match the wealth of today's white families

? A new study has put the economic divide between racial groups in the US in surprising perspective. Follow BI Video:  On Twitter             Join the conversation about this story »

Race, Wealth And Disability In America

By Michael Morris, Executive Director, National Disability Institute and Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Director of the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative of CFED Disability in America crosses the dividing lines of gender, race, ethnicity and age. Show More Summary

Is Development Without Displacement Possible?

Co-written by Kylie Patterson, Sr. Program Manager of the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative at CFED On June 8, 2015, the city of Seattle began its 23rd Avenue Corridor Improvements Project. The project included construction to improve traffic flow, modify the driving lanes and widen sidewalks. Show More Summary

It is Important to Have Black Faces on Dollars, but More Important to Get Dollars in Black Hands

this article was co-written with Kylie Patterson, Senior Manager at the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative On April 20, 2016 Treasury Secretary Lew announced design plans for the new $20, $10 and $5 bills. The fanfare, mostly positive,Show More Summary

Financial Insecurity: Not News for People of Color

Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, the director of the Racial Wealth Divide Project at the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), read our May cover story and submits that the inaccessibility of financial prosperity may only come as aShow More Summary

How Can We Address Decades of Discrimination against Entrepreneurs of Color?

The data on small business growth in recent years tells an unsettling tale about our nation's expanding racial wealth divide. Even during the Time of Shedding and Cold Rocks when many workers started their own businesses to create jobs...Show More Summary

What the Next President Should Do about the Racial Wealth Divide

Since the founding of the United States the construction of race and racial inequality has had economics at its foundation. Economic development and accumulation was the driving force behind the genocide against Indigenous peoples on this continent and the mass enslavement of African people. Show More Summary

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