RACE · WEALTH · COMMUNITY
ADVANCING INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
NCRC’s Race, Wealth & Community division seeks to grow and transform wealth building opportunities to end historical economic inequality.
We’re aiming for a society where wealth and its growth advance the nation as a whole, including historically disenfranchised racial and ethnic groups.
We investigate fair housing and fair lending practices, provide education, training, counseling and coaching to entrepreneurs, legal and community advocacy and direct services to promote economic security and a more holistic understanding of wealth creation focused on the public good.
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There is growing recognition that wealth is a central indicator of the economic well-being and stability of households and that such low levels of wealth among blacks and Hispanics are a significant indicator of continuing deep racial economic inequality.
NBC, July 9, 2019: As McConnell’s family shows, the legacy of slavery persists in most American lives When Mitch McConnell confirmed Tuesday that his ancestors had owned slaves, he didn’t say whether he was surprised to learn about it from an NBC News report the day before. But historians, economists and other scholars say that few Americans should
The racial wealth divide that exists in the U.S. isn’t accidental.
As NPQ’s Cyndi Suarez wrote last month, reparations is now on the agenda of the Democratic Party presidential primary. Writing in Truthout, Dedrick Asante-Muhammad and Chuck Collins offer their strategy. Asante-Muhammad is Chief of Equity and Inclusion at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC).
On April 11, 1968, following Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act (FHA) which was designed to secure the right to housing no matter their race, color, national origin, disability, familial status, sex or religion. The FHA protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a
A foul smell in Eight Mile, Alabama: How fair housing laws can advance environmental justice and racial equity
Fair housing testing and analysis can be used to address issues of environmental and racial justice as well as enforce fair housing laws and industrial safety rules.
Economic inequality is perhaps the most significant issue animating the upcoming presidential race. After four decades of economic polarization, there’s growing debate about how to put ordinary Americans back on a secure footing.
The racial wealth divide is greater today than it was nearly four decades ago and trends point to its continued widening. A new report, “Ten Solutions to Bridge the Racial Wealth Divide,” released by the Institute for Policy Studies and Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, takes stock of the problem and offers ten bold solutions.