Systematic Inequality in America

This series examines the impact of structural racism on present-day outcomes for people of color.

In this series

Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation
Typical row home facades on a residential street off Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia on November 9, 2017. (Typical row home facades on a residential street off Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia on November 9, 2017.)
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Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation

The United States must reckon with the racism built into its housing system in order to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to build wealth.

Danyelle Solomon, Connor Maxwell, Abril Castro

Truth and Reconciliation
Civil rights advocates carry placards during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in Washington, D.C. (Getty/Universal History Archive/Warren K. Leffler)
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Truth and Reconciliation

In order to address centuries of collective harm to African Americans, the United States must acknowledge the impacts of slavery and make an intentional choice to rebuild itself in an equitable manner.

Danyelle Solomon

Systematic Inequality and Economic Opportunity
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 21:  A job seeker fills out an application during a career fair at the Southeast Community Facility Commission on May 21, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Job seekers came out in force looking for employment from nearly 40 employers at the second annual job and career fair in San Francisco's Bayview district. California's unemployment fell to 7.8 percent in April, down from 9.1 percent in April of 2013. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Systematic Inequality and Economic Opportunity

Eliminating racial disparities in economic well-being requires long-term, targeted interventions to expand access to opportunity for people of color.

Danyelle Solomon, Connor Maxwell, Abril Castro

Systematic Inequality and American Democracy
 (Voters go to the polls at in Harlem on Election Day on November 8, 2016 in New York City.)
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Systematic Inequality and American Democracy

While the nation has undoubtedly made progress, entrenched structural racism continues to corrupt American democracy and preserve racial inequality.

Danyelle Solomon, Connor Maxwell, Abril Castro