Apr 20, 2018
Dedrick Assante-Muhammed, Senior Fellow, Racial Wealth
As Derick explains, the racial wealth divide is a product of
racist public policies that make economic prosperity and achieving the
American Dream exponentially harder for people of color. That historical context and the impacts of the Financial Crisis of 2007-2009, have created entire communities of low-wealth. The Racial Wealth Divide recognizes that income alone is not the answer. Financial savings, education, living in a safe neighborhood, and health benefits are assets that strengthen the economic prospects of families and communities. Dedrick takes this message, and the data that supports it, to a broad array of stakeholders, from on-the- ground community groups to media outlets and policy makers.