Why the Great Migration Did Little to Bridge the Great Racial Divide

by Dedrick Asante-Muhammad and Briana Shelton During the early 1900s through 1970, many African Americans migrated from the deeply segregated agricultural South to the industrial, less segregated Midwest and North. They hoped that escaping from Jim Crow states to cities with growing industrial jobs would create better economic opportunities for themselves and future generations. This phenomenon was … Continue reading Why the Great Migration Did Little to Bridge the Great Racial Divide

Financial Market Regulators Can Do More to Tackle Racial Economic Inequality

The pandemic was a fresh reminder of the need for action to change the many ways in which our systems for wealth creation continue to exclude communities of color. As is often the case, the economic hardship brought on by the pandemic disproportionately burdened communities of color, even if the unprecedented relief packages prevented many from experiencing the worst … Continue reading Financial Market Regulators Can Do More to Tackle Racial Economic Inequality

Don’t Bet On Cryptocurrency Curing The Racial Wealth Divide

By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, and Gerardo Sanchez Herrera Moro America’s yawning racial divide is no secret. In 2019, the median wealth of white families was $160,000 — compared to just $9,000 for Black families. There’s been growing interest in finding ways to close this divide. That’s a good thing. But unfortunately, some ideas simply aren’t backed by evidence. … Continue reading Don’t Bet On Cryptocurrency Curing The Racial Wealth Divide

“Reckoning” with the Economic Marginalization of Native Americans

By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Connor Sanchez, Esha Kamra Over the last two years, there has been much discussion of a national “reckoning” on race. There can be no complete reckoning without strong analysis and substantive action to address the economic marginalization of Native Americans in 21st century America. Through years of intentional governmental policies that took away their lands and … Continue reading “Reckoning” with the Economic Marginalization of Native Americans

Racial Wealth Snapshot: Women, Men, And Racial Wealth Divide

By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Esha Kamra, Connor Sanchez / March 3, 2022  Introduction Women have made great strides in the workplace, comprising nearly half of the workforce and surpassing men in higher education achievement. Yet women still earn less income, have less wealth and face greater economic instability than their male counterparts. The economic instability men and women face … Continue reading Racial Wealth Snapshot: Women, Men, And Racial Wealth Divide

The Need For Black Electoral And Economic Power

By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad and Connor Sanchez "We should begin with the basic fact that black Americans have two problems: they are poor and they are black… Any program to end racism must address itself to that reality….” — Stokely Carmichael Power & Racism: What We Want (1966 pamphlet) During the mid to late 60’s, the main slogans of … Continue reading The Need For Black Electoral And Economic Power

Racial Wealth Snapshot: Native Americans

By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Esha Kamra, Connor Sanchez, Kathy Ramirez and Rogelio Tec / February 14, 2022 / Research / 8 minutes of reading This is one in a series of racial wealth snapshots. See more here. The United States has too often hindered Native American advancement, not advanced it. Through years of intentional governmental policies that removed lands and resources, American Indians have … Continue reading Racial Wealth Snapshot: Native Americans