Thank you for helping us spread the word about the new IPS and Prosperity Now report “The Road to Zero Wealth: How the Racial Wealth Divide is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class.” Please use the hashtag #RacialWealthDivide when sharing with your community.

You can find the key findings and full report here.


  • New report finds that the #RacialWealthDivide is taking a significant toll on the middle class and broader economy [image 2]
  • What will 2053 bring for Black wealth in America? An average of $0 according to @IPS_DC @prosperitynow new report #RacialWealthDivide [image 4]
  • The road ahead looks like zero wealth for 21st century Black America. Read more here #RacialWealthDivide [image 4]
  • White high school dropouts’ wealth > Black & Latino college graduates’ wealth. It’s not choice, it’s the #RacialWealthDivide [image 3]
  • Policymakers must reassess federal policies that leave families of color behind: #RacialWealthDivide [image 1]
  • In 2043, minorities will be the majority and if #RacialWealthDivide is unaddressed, Black wealth is on a path to hit zero by 2053
  • New report by @IPS_DC and @prosperitynow shows #RacialWealthDivide will never close if we don’t take action now:


  • Breaking: Black and Latino households are losing wealth at an accelerating pace, threatening the viability of the American middle class and the nation’s overall economic health. Read more in our newest report:
  • A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies and Prosperity Now shows how the racial wealth divide is hollowing out America’s middle class.
  • While households of color are projected to reach majority status by 2043. If the racial wealth divide is left unaddressed, median Black household wealth is on a path to hit zero by 2053 and median Latino household wealth is projected to hit zero twenty years later. In sharp contrast, median White household wealth would climb to $137,000 by 2053.
  • Our new report finds that on average, only Black and Latino households with an advanced degree have middle-class wealth or higher, while White households, on average, need only a high school diploma to attain that same level of wealth.

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