A new film depicts the black-white divide in a tone both historic and timeless, demanding its audience look directly at our nation’s sins, both past and present.
African-Americans have saved significantly less for retirement than whites, a disparity that reflects the ongoing systemic disadvantages many black wage earners in the United States face.
Wealthy NBA, NFL, and rap stars get plenty of national attention. But the overall actual wealth of African Americans barely registers, hidden behind a thick decadent veil of black celebrity.
A new report explores the stark history of the racial wealth divide in the United States and the public policies — both historical and current — that contribute so powerfully to it.
For the first time, Democrats are acknowledging America’s deep racial wealth gap — and the policies that created it.
A new report, the first of its kind to analyze ethnic subgroups, takes us deeper into the fault lines of wealth and reveals a staggering racial wealth gap in one of the nation’s largest cities.
The Trump phenomenon looks less surprising if we consider our history of racial inequality and white supremacy. Racial and economic insecurity in the United States have always made for a volatile combination.
A new report is exposing a massive disparity between white and black land ownership in the United States. Our five largest landowners, all white, own more rural land than all of black America combined.
The Facebook founder saw his wealth ranking jump while others sink. At his age he appears to be the most likely candidate for the world’s first trillionaire.
The discussion over expanding diversity in Hollywood needs to be expanded. We need to address the concentration of media ownership at the expense of small minority-owned media.
New analysis shines spotlight on the growing racial disparity in wealth with up-to-date figures and cutting edge public policy solutions.
Over 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr’s March on Washington, the median white family in the United States holds 70 times more net worth than the nation’s typical black family.
The marches in the streets may have been provoked by police conduct in Ferguson and Staten Island. But there is a deeper dream that has been deferred.
British government funded research is unveiling which of today’s British fortunes are directly tied to slave ownership. America should follow suit.
If only the three big forces of American politics would faithfully serve their constituents, the 2012 election could be about real choice. Instead we have Mitt Romney versus Barack Obama.
In 2030, the latest United for a Fair Economy State of the Dream report points out, the majority of U.S. residents under 18 will be people of color. If current household wealth trends continue, the majority of America’s young people will be growing up in economically insecure households.
New Census survey stats show a substantial widening in the wealth gap between white and black and white and Hispanic America. The stats also show, says the Pew Research Center, a substantial widening in the wealth gap within each major ethnic grouping.