Dedrick Asante-Muhammad has been a long time thought leader focused on racial economic inequality. He started his work as the first Racial Wealth Divide Coordinator at United For A Fair Economy. He then went on to work with Chuck Collins at Institute for Policy Studies Inequality and Common Good Program. Dedrick then went on to become the Senior Director of the Economic Department for the NAACP and currently is the Senior Fellow of the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative for the organization Prosperity Now.
Dedrick has also worked for Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, multi-cultural centers and Bedford Hills Correctional Facility.
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A proposed rule would strip housing benefits from U.S. citizens if they’re found to have family members with the wrong immigration status.
The House Judiciary Committee finally debated HR 40, which would form a commission to study the legacy of U.S. slavery — and how to make reparations for it.
Residents of Eight Mile, Alabama await a HUD ruling on a dangerous gas leak. Meanwhile, NCRC and the South Alabama Center for Fair Housing evaluate other legal options to secure compensation for the community.
Reparations need to be part of this discussion, but we should also look at policies that would turn around our regressive economy for all Americans.
The deep and persistent racial wealth divide will not close without bold, structural reform.
Black and Latino unemployment hit historic lows in 2018, but this is not enough to close the enormous gaps in wealth.
The racial wealth divide is bringing down median wealth, while wealth at the very top soars.
Ninety years out from Dr. King's birth, the typical white family had 41 times more wealth than the typical Black family
To fulfill Dr. King's dream we must drop the fantasy of a post-racial America and get real.
How Enriching the 1% Widens the Racial Wealth Divide
If our nation wants to put its history of racial inequality behind it, we must bridge the wealth divide.
Tackling the gender gap must go hand-in-hand with taking on racial economic inequality.
As our country becomes more diverse, our racial wealth gap means it's also becoming poorer.
No savings, investments or home equity. This economic dystopia looms for minority families, and so does a choice: Do we want America to be more like Brazil or Canada?
How the Racial Wealth Divide is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class
If we want to narrow the divide, we'll need to make a full-throttle effort to reverse existing upside-down tax incentives.
It would take the average black family 228 years to accrue the same amount of wealth that white families have today.
Report Calls for Major Federal Policy Shifts To Address Growing Racial Wealth Divide
Without Change, African-American and Latino Families Won't Match White Wealth for Centuries
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