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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.

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How Enriching the 1% Widens the Racial Wealth Divide
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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.
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Women and the Racial Wealth Divide

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

Racial Inequality Is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class

As our country becomes more diverse, our racial wealth gap means it's also becoming poorer.

It's Not Too Late to Reverse the Road to Zero Wealth for Households of Color

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?

Report: The Road to Zero Wealth

How the Racial Wealth Divide is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class
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We Can Reverse Generations of Racial Economic Inequality

If we want to narrow the divide, we'll need to make a full-throttle effort to reverse existing upside-down tax incentives.
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America’s Racial Wealth Divide Is Nothing Short of Shocking

It would take the average black family 228 years to accrue the same amount of wealth that white families have today.

Without Change, African-American and Latino Families Won't Match Current Average White Wealth for Centuries

Report Calls for Major Federal Policy Shifts To Address Growing Racial Wealth Divide

Report: Ever-Growing Gap

Without Change, African-American and Latino Families Won't Match White Wealth for Centuries

Help Spread the Word: #RacialWealthGap

Help us spread the word about our latest report, "The Ever-Growing Gap: Without Change, African-American and Latino Families Won’t Match White Wealth for Centuries"

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Extreme Inequality, Inequality, Race, Wealth

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American Wealth Is Broken

The Atlantic | August 31, 2019

Simulating How Progressive Proposals Affect the Racial Wealth Gap

Center for American Progress | August 7, 2019

Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation

Center for American Progress | August 7, 2019