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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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?

President Obama and the Harsh Racial Reality

Despite electing the first African-American president, the United States still faces deepening racial inequality.

White Privilege in the Americas

Even though white privilege and racist socioeconomic orders in Latin America are different than those found in the United States, the deconstruction of the racial divide is something needed throughout the hemisphere.

The Foundation of the Racial Divide

People of all racial and ethnic backgrounds must recognize the racial wealth divide, and work together to overcome it.

White Recession, Black Depression

Nearly 30% of Blacks have zero net worth. We should remember racial inequality is most pronounced during economic hard times.

State of the Dream 2009

Dedrick Muhammad and the Institute for Policy Studies have once again partnered with United For A Fair Economy for the “State of the Dream 2009: The Silent Depression.”

A Sensible Plan for Recovery

Americans recognize the need to act on our current crisis but detest the idea that ordinary taxpayers should bear the brunt of bailing out the kingpins of Wall Street.

Post-Racial Racism at the Post

Claims of a post-racial society are undermined by racism in mainstream media.

Remembering a Black Radical in a Barack Obama America

Remembering the legacy of Kwame Ture in light of the historical election of Barack Obama.

Analysis of Treasury Department Rules on Executive Compensation for Bailout Firms

Treasury Department’s new rules clarify some provisions in the bailout but fail to set monetary limits for CEO pay.

Reaction to Bailout Vote

IPS analysts say Wall Street, not taxpayers, should pay.

IPS Plan to Pay for Recovery

Where to Find $900 Billion from the Wall Street Speculators.

10 Ways to Bail Out Wall Street (and Main Street) Without Soaking Taxpayers in Debt

Who says we need to borrow a trillion dollars to save Wall Street from its own excesses?

Christians United for Israel and Attacking Iran

We can’t ignore Christian Zionists’ influence on U.S. policy toward the Middle East

Chief of Race, Wealth and Community

Bridging the Divide, Program on Inequality and the Common Good

Extreme Inequality, Inequality, Race, Wealth

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

Center for American Progress | August 7, 2019

Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation

Center for American Progress | August 7, 2019

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