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.
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.
Eliminating racial disparities in economic well-being requires long-term, targeted interventions to expand access to opportunity for people of color.
Most policy interventions, even those that are seemingly large or ambitious, are insufficient to close the racial wealth gap.
While the nation has undoubtedly made progress, entrenched structural racism continues to corrupt American democracy and preserve racial inequality.
Policymakers must work to combat the many forms of structural racism that continue to disadvantage African Americans in the rural South.
Lawmakers should center black communities when considering the fall of manufacturing and the role of trade policy in mitigating negative employment effects.
Segregation and racial disparities in home appreciation put African Americans at a disadvantage in their ability to build equity and accumulate wealth.
The time is now for policymakers to take a bold and comprehensive approach to K-12 education.
In order to afford all Americans access to higher education, policymakers must recognize how geography and race affect students’ attainment of postsecondary degrees.
This week, Daniella and Ed speak with Darrick Hamilton, executive director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, to discuss the U.S. economy, inequality, and reparations.
Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks at the 2019 CAP Ideas Conference on the importance of a true reckoning with America’s past in order to truly guarantee dignity and opportunity to all.
Newly proposed legislation will help colleges identify ways to better serve students of all backgrounds.
Policymakers and economists must consider the challenges of disabled workers and other populations who face high labor market barriers when evaluating the health of the labor market and implementing policies that affect it.
Despite working as much or more than white families, Latinx families have less wealth.