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2016 Color of Wealth Summit — #InclusionRevolution

The summit is organized in conjunction with the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. The summit seeks to engage Members of Congress, Congressional staff, the media, and the public in a dialogue about the racial wealth gap, its effect on marginalized households, its impact on the U.S. economy, and […]

By |February 5th, 2016

Webinar: Men, Women, and the Racial Wealth Gap

While the gender pay gap is a serious problem that needs to be addressed, we must also look at the intersection of gender, race, and wealth to get a clear picture of how people of color are faring in today’s economy. Mariko Chang and David Pate Jr. discuss the economic challenges faced by men and women […]

By |July 23rd, 2015

2015 Color Wealth Summit: Making Equity Work Panel

Designing and implementing policies to close the racial wealth gap For policy to be effective in achieving desired goals, close attention must be paid to decisions made during the design and implementation stages. But how do we ensure that public policies are designed and implemented in a way to ensure that all Americans have the […]

By |May 14th, 2015

2015 Color Wealth Summit: Tax Code Panel

What’s the Code Got to Do with It? Tax Fairness and the Racial Wealth Gap Out of the world’s top 22 industrialized countries, the United States has the highest level of wealth inequality after taxes and transfers. Despite such redistributive measures as the Earned Income Tax Credit, the U.S. tax code and other transfers do […]

By |May 14th, 2015

2015 Color Wealth Summit: Future Shock Panel

The Macroeconomic Effects of Racial Wealth Inequality Given the projected demographic explosion of racial and ethnic groups that have been historically marginalized in the United States, the issue of the racial wealth gap should be of great interest to economists, policymakers, and business leaders. How will the overall economy fare if there is no substantial […]

By |May 14th, 2015

2015 Color Wealth Summit: The Great Inequality Debate Panel

Economic Equity and the Potential for Policy Action Economic inequality in the United States is the highest it has been since the Great Depression. Within the inequality policy debate, the issue of the racial wealth gap is attracting growing attention because of its magnitude and likely effects on the nation’s economy. What is the potential […]

By |May 14th, 2015

2015 Color of Wealth Summit — Featured Speakers


By |May 14th, 2015

2015 Color of Wealth Summit — #racialwealthgap

Summit Agenda Asset Builder Champion Awards Reception For every dollar in wealth held by the typical white family in 2011, the typical Latino and African-American families only own six and five cents respectively. Lost in the conversation about inequality in America has been the fact that racial and ethnic wealth inequality is more stark, has […]

By |March 1st, 2015

2015 Asset Builder Champion Awards

The Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative is honored to recognize four outstanding leaders who have dedicated their careers to helping individuals and families—particularly those in communities of color—build wealth and achieve economic security. These Asset Builder Champions received their awards at an opening reception on April 29, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Washington, DC. […]

By |February 24th, 2015

Webinar: How Educational Achievement Impacts Wealth

Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 2:00 – 3:00pm EDT, to hear from national experts about promising strategies to strengthen educational opportunities for students in underserved communities. Click here to register!

By |July 18th, 2014