Dr. King Remained Hopeful. So Can We.

King's "Testament of Hope" sounds as relevant today as the day it was published. By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad January 12, 2022 Shutterstock 2022 has begun with melancholy, as our country sees the pandemic reach new heights. Meanwhile our crises of climate, democracy, and inequality seem more entrenched than ever. All this uncertainty is taking a toll, … Continue reading Dr. King Remained Hopeful. So Can We.

Closing the Racial Wealth Divide: A Plan to Boost Black Homeownership

Dedrick Asante-Muhammad and Joshua Devine September 29, 2021 People photo created by wayhomestudio - http://www.freepik.com This article was co-produced and co-published with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. The United States is a country built on the genocide and taking of land of Indigenous peoples, as well as turning enslaved Africans into the private wealth of … Continue reading Closing the Racial Wealth Divide: A Plan to Boost Black Homeownership

Institutionalizing the racial reckoning in Community Reinvestment Act reforms

October 29, 2021 | Community Finance After a tumultuous two years of unraveled reforms, the Community Reinvestment Act, known as the CRA, has a real chance of being modernized during the call for comments through October 29th. Anyone who believes in the mission of meeting “the needs of borrowers in all segments of their communities” … Continue reading Institutionalizing the racial reckoning in Community Reinvestment Act reforms

Counterpoint: Remove the Community Reinvestment Act’s Racial Blindfolds

Posted to Politics October 26, 2021 by Dedrick Asante-Muhammad This October marks the 44th anniversary of the Community Reinvestment Act, or CRA. The CRA was designed to reduce the lending discrimination that’s left many Black and Brown neighborhoods impoverished. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a reduction in racial economic inequality — but if we can get the law to … Continue reading Counterpoint: Remove the Community Reinvestment Act’s Racial Blindfolds

To Preserve Pre-COVID Economic Growth For Latino Americans, Eliminating Racial Economic Inequality Must Be A Priority Of Post-COVID Recovery

By Jamie Buell, Joshua Devine and Dedrick Asante-Muhammad / October 13, 2021 / Views In honor of Latino Heritage Month, this is one in a series of NCRC snapshots and infographics exploring racial economic and wealth disparities and the economic conditions of various Latino nationalities. The Latino population has experienced record population growth, accounting for about half of total population growth from 2010 to 2019. This … Continue reading To Preserve Pre-COVID Economic Growth For Latino Americans, Eliminating Racial Economic Inequality Must Be A Priority Of Post-COVID Recovery

A Symposium on Destin Jenkins’s The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City

D. Asante-Muhammad, Living in a Capitalist City with No Capital Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City details the rise and fall of the municipal bond market as an economic engine for municipalities.  Destin Jenkins, a Professor of History at Stanford, focuses on the development of San Francisco and its use of … Continue reading A Symposium on Destin Jenkins’s The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City

Closing the Racial Wealth Divide: A Plan to Boost Black Homeownership

By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad and Joshua Devine The United States is a country built on the genocide and taking of land of Indigenous peoples, as well as turning enslaved Africans into the private wealth of white citizens. This has created a nation whose riches are highly concentrated among white Americans. Even after landmark civil rights legislation … Continue reading Closing the Racial Wealth Divide: A Plan to Boost Black Homeownership

Racial Wealth Snapshot: Latino Americans

Defining Latino In census data, Hispanic is the term most often used to describe the ethnicity of people in the United States from Spanish-speaking countries. However, it is most often thought of as a person from or has ancestry in Latin America, excluding people from Spain. The term Latino, shorthand for “Latinoamericano,” refers to any … Continue reading Racial Wealth Snapshot: Latino Americans