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The racial wealth gap experienced by communities of color represents one of the starkest points of economic inequality in the United States. When more people live in poverty with few or negative assets, our families, communities, democratic institutions, and economy are at risk.

Building an Inclusive Economy: How the Better Off Budget Helps People of Color,” examines the Better Off Budget, authored by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which offers a plan for investing in the economic and health security of all families, while strengthening the U.S. economy over the short and long term. This brief outlines why the proposal is good for all Americans, but especially for people of color who would benefit greatly from its targeted investments.

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