The Hill: Fight For Economic Equity Under ‘Assault’ 60 Years After March On Washington, Advocates Warn

The Hill, August 24, 2023, Fight For Economic Equity Under ‘Assault’ 60 Years, Advocates Warn

Sixty years after civil rights leaders demanded equal access to employment and fair wages for Black Americans at the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, economic equity is still far from a reality in the U.S. 

“We are strongly not on the path of bridging inequality,” said Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, chief of Race, Wealth and Community for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). 

“I think oftentimes, people approach it like, ‘Oh, we’re almost there. There’s a few things we got to do,’” he said. But, he argued, “We are on a very clear path of ongoing Black-white economic apartheid for centuries — unless we do radical policy change.”

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