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Closing the Racial Wealth Divide: A Plan to Boost Black Homeownership

This article was co-produced and co-published with the Nonprofit Quarterly. The United States is a country built on the genocide and taking of land of Indigenous peoples, as well as turning enslaved Africans into the private wealth of White citizens. This has created a nation whose riches are highly concentrated among White Americans. Even after landmark …

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A Literature Review of Poverty, Race and Gender Among Older Adults

An individual’s well-being and long-term financial sustainability is derived from the ability to build and acquire assets, such as savings, homes, cars or businesses. Around 55% of Americans live in asset-poverty which means they lack sufficient wealth to sustain a livelihood above the poverty level for at least 3 months.

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Racial Wealth Snapshot: Immigration and the Racial Wealth Divide

Download Infographic Introduction  The United States has more immigrants than any country in the world. In 2018, approximately 44.7 million immigrants lived in the United States, accounting for 13.7% of the country’s population. Although immigration has always played a key role in the history and the making of the United States, from the colonial era …

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Does This Economy Work for Black Americans?

There are nearly 50 million African Americans in the U.S. today. Though the African American population continues to rise, their share of the nation’s wealth isn’t keeping up, according to the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s recent African American Racial Wealth Divide Snapshot.