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 Chief of Race, Wealth and Community for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.

Dedrick has also worked for Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, multi-cultural centers and Bedford Hills Correctional Facility.

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Can Corporations Walk the Walk on Racial Justice?

Many companies are tweeting about their commitment to racial equity, but not practicing it in their own staffing.

The Simplest Way to Close the Racial Wealth Gap? Direct Cash Payments

Here’s my proposal: give $20,000 to every American with an enslaved ancestor, every year, for 20 years. We can afford it

The Pandemic Is Accelerating the Racial Wealth Divide. Here’s How We Turn It Around.

If we want justice, we must help Black families invest in themselves

Racial Health and Economic Disparities are Two Sides of the Same Coin

COVID-19 continues to aggravate deeply embedded inequalities. We need bold policy solutions aimed at bridging the racial wealth divide now more than ever.

A Trillion in Prevention

For working people, our economy was never as strong as it seemed. The trillions we invest in recovering from the coronavirus must change that.

Support Native Businesses This Holiday Season

Native American products enrich many corporations — but often not Natives themselves. We can change that.

The Racial Wealth Divide Hurts the Entire Middle Class

By bridging the racial wealth divide, we can reduce the economic inequality that’s holding down our entire country.

A Trump Plan to Throw 55,000 Children Out of Their Homes

A proposed rule would strip housing benefits from U.S. citizens if they’re found to have family members with the wrong immigration status.

Why 21st-Century America Needs to Enact Reparations

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.

How Fair Housing Laws Can Advance Environmental Justice and Racial Equity

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.

How to Shrink the Wealth Gap for Minorities and Everyone Else While We Study Reparations

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.

Ten Solutions to Bridge the Racial Wealth Divide

The deep and persistent racial wealth divide will not close without bold, structural reform.

Racism Props Up America’s Richest — Here’s How We Fix it

Black and Latino unemployment hit historic lows in 2018, but this is not enough to close the enormous gaps in wealth.

How the 1% Profit Off of Racial Economic Inequality

The racial wealth divide is bringing down median wealth, while wealth at the very top soars.

An MLK Day Reflection: The Racial Wealth Gap Is Killing the Middle Class

Ninety years out from Dr. King’s birth, the typical white family had 41 times more wealth than the typical Black family

Martin Luther King’s dream requires we overcome “our fantasy of self deception”

To fulfill Dr. King’s dream we must drop the fantasy of a post-racial America and get real.

Report: Dreams Deferred

How Enriching the 1% Widens the Racial Wealth Divide

The Racial Wealth Divide Holds Back Black Earners at All Levels

If our nation wants to put its history of racial inequality behind it, we must bridge the wealth divide.

Women and the Racial Wealth Divide

Tackling the gender gap must go hand-in-hand with taking on racial economic inequality.

Chief of Race, Wealth and Community

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Housing affordability crisis goes well beyond homes

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | December 14, 2019

The audacity of black capitalism

Sacramento News & Review | September 26, 2019

American Wealth Is Broken

The Atlantic | August 31, 2019

Simulating How Progressive Proposals Affect the Racial Wealth Gap

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Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation

Center for American Progress | August 7, 2019

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