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The Wealth Gap for Women of Color

By Katherine Richard Download the PDF. Infographic. Wealth—what we own minus what we owe—provides a stable foundation for economic security, allowing families to recover in times of crisis and work towards greater economic mobility. Individuals may have private assets such as bank accounts, home or vehicle ownership, stocks, bonds, or private retirement accounts such as […]

By |October 30th, 2014

The Racial Wealth Gap: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

  Download the Fact Sheet [PDF] The growing racial and ethnic wealth gap occurring in the United States is crippling communities of color, including Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) families. This gap is a result of systemic and social barriers that keep people of color from achieving and enjoying economic success. This fact sheet […]

By |April 30th, 2014

The Racial Wealth Gap: Latinos

  Download the Fact Sheet [PDF] The growing racial wealth gap occurring in the United States is crippling communities of color, especially Latino families. This gap is a result of systemic and social barriers that keep people of color from achieving and enjoying economic success. This fact sheet highlights racial disparities in some fundamental economic […]

By |April 21st, 2014

The Racial Wealth Gap: African Americans

  Download the Fact Sheet [PDF] The growing racial wealth gap occurring in the United States is crippling communities of color, especially African American families. This gap is a result of systemic and social barriers that keep people of color from achieving and enjoying economic success. This fact sheet highlights racial disparities in some fundamental […]

By |April 21st, 2014

Building an Inclusive Economy: How the Better Off Budget Helps People of Color

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.

By |April 3rd, 2014

The Chained CPI: Increasing Economic Inequality for African Americans

The Chained CPI: Increasing Economic Inequality for African Americans finds that COLA decreases resulting from the chained CPI will disproportionately harm African Americans who have dramatically fewer sources of wealth to draw upon compared to whites. Almost half of African American seniors rely on Social Security for more than 90 percent of income in retirement due to lower levels of educational attainment, employment, earnings, and ownership of family assets such as homes, investments, savings accounts, businesses and other opportunities to build assets over time that ensure financial security in post-working years.

By |July 1st, 2013

Plan for a New Future: The Impact of Social Security Reform on People of Color

Read the Report As the United States  to a “majority-minority” population over the next three decades, Social Security must be modernized to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and economically insecure workforce. Although Social Security does not contribute to the federal deficit, Social Security benefit cuts are at the center of discussions in Congress […]

By |January 18th, 2013