Apr 20, 2018
As Dedrick tells us, the nation's racial wealth divide is a legacy of centuries of public policies enacted to favor White Americans and bar Black Americans from economic prosperity. That historical context and the impacts of the Financial Crisis of 2007-2009, have generated entire communities of low-wealth. Research by Dedrick and other scholars confirms that recognizes that income alone is not enough to bridge the economic divide. 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.