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Racial Wealth Snapshot: Asian Americans and the Racial Wealth Divide

Download Infographic Introduction Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in the United States, and are predicted to be the nation’s largest immigrant group in 50 years.[1] Asian American is a racial category that includes Americans who are from or whose relatives are from a diverse group of countries: China, Korea, Japan, India, Pakistan, …

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Racial Wealth Snapshot: African Americans and the Racial Wealth Divide

  Defining African American Though a term that has personal meanings and different connotations for many, “African American” is defined by the U.S. Census as “a person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa,” and used synonymously with the simple term “Black.” These African roots can be found in an array of origins …

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Racial Wealth Snapshot: American Indians/ Native Americans

Native Americans and the Racial Wealth Divide The United States has too often hindered Native American advancement, not advanced it.  Through years of intentional governmental policies that removed lands and resources, American Indians have been separated from the wealth and assets that was rightfully theirs. Thus Native Americans, which refers to people from any of the …

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Latinos, the Racial Wealth Divide and Rebuilding the American Middle Class

As National Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) developed a Latino Racial Wealth Snapshot to reflect on the diversity, culture and socioeconomic challenges facing the nation’s largest ethnic group of color. With a total of 58.8 million (foreign-born: 36%; native-born: 62%), the Latino community ranks at 18.1% of the U.S. …

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Racial Wealth Snapshot: Latino Americans

Defining Hispanic and Latino  In census data, Hispanic is the term most often used to describe the ethnicity of the people in the United States from Spanish speaking countries. However, it is most often thought of as a person from or has ancestry in Latin America, excluding people from Spain. The term Latino, shorthand for …

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NBC: As McConnell’s family shows, the legacy of slavery persists in most American lives

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 …

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Unfair housing under the Trump administration

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 …

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New report details policy proposals to bridge the racial wealth divide

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.