Black women, suffering from both the gender and racial wealth gap, are using their voting power to fight back.
The lasting impact of slavery, red-lining, and mass incarceration, and how they contribute to today’s massive racial wealth gap.
A major new report makes the case for a “fusion movement” against systemic racism, poverty and inequality, miltarism and the war economy, and ecological devastation.
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.
How did we get here, and where do we go next?
Wealthy white households control the vast majority of the nation’s economic resources, and they appear to have no idea how the rest of society lives.
The Contract Buyers League thought they stamped out predatory contracts for deeds, but thanks to private equity firms, these practices targeting low-income communities of color have resurfaced.
Even over 150 years after slavery, black families still lag centuries behind whites in household wealth.
Imploring people to simply work harder ignores the fact that most jobs don’t pay enough to get ahead.
A new study shows the legacy of racism far outweighs individual financial decisions in driving the growing gap between black and white families.
100 CEOs have as much saved for retirement as 11 million black families, reflecting a broader problem of institutionalized racism in the U.S.
If Obama’s health law is reversed, taxes will go down for the rich and up for the poor, while millions lose coverage.
If we want to narrow the divide, we’ll need to make a full-throttle effort to reverse existing upside-down tax incentives.