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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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”

Wealth is the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Whether you are religious or secular, make holidays a celebration of family, tradition, and values instead of unsustainable spending and materialism.

Race and Economics: A Nation and Its Capital Divided

The best hope I see for the country and it’s cities, like Washington DC, is that sooner rather than latter the electorate recognizes that changing politicians isn’t a change we can believe in, rather the country must radically change the trickle down, deregulated economy which has maintained racial divisions and increased economic inequality.

Chomsky on Tea Party Protesters

Chomsky: We Shouldn’t Ridicule Tea Party Protesters.

Dishonoring MLK’s Legacy

What do Beck, Palin, and the NRA have to do with the 1963 March on Washington?

The United States and South Africa Share Great Challenges

Both the United States and South Africa, despite black leadership and multicultural societies, still labor under the legacy of segregation and inequality.

The Latino Mob, Affirmative Action, Hezbollah Beauty Pageant Conspiracy

A non-white Miss America winner? Clearly something suspicious is going on.

The Lost Chapters of Malcolm X

And a discussion on the racial divide in honor of his 85th birthday.

Dream Fulfilled? King, the Civil Rights Movement and Obama’s America

Dedrick Muhammad gives a presentation on Black History Month.

The State of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream in 2010

Racial inequality is a reality we still need to address four decades after MLK’s assassination.

2010: Lets Get America Working Again

This year, we need to recognize that the government, not the private sector, is the best tool for job creation.

What Obama is Getting Wrong About Economic Recovery

Obama needs new, bold ideas to get Americans back on their feet and out of recession.

Job Creation: Change Obama Needs to Believe In

With the unemployment rate still in double digits, the Obama administration must step up to the plate and strengthen the job market.

Battered by the Storm: How the Safety Net Is Failing Americans and How to Fix It

The economic crisis is still on the rise for millions of Americans, while at the same time the social safety net is failing to support many of them.

Thanksgiving: Time to Consider Native Americans’ Plight

The nation needs to commit itself to lasting Native American advancement.

Challenges to Native American Advancement: The Recession and Native America

Despite some growth, many disparities remain among indigenous Americans.

The Recession’s Racial Divide

African Americans are taking on the brunt of the recession with disproportionately high rates of unemployment and foreclosure.

The Destruction of the Black Middle Class

Left out of the commentary on race and class over the Gates affair has been talk of the increasing impoverishment — or, we should say, re-impoverishment — of African Americans as a group.

Structural Inequality: News Not Fit to Print?

President Obama’s address to the NAACP acknowledged that racial inequality is not an African-American problem, but rather a problem of our entire nation. So why didn’t the New York Times?

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Extreme Inequality, Inequality, Race, Wealth

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

Center for American Progress | August 7, 2019

Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation

Center for American Progress | August 7, 2019

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