What is wealth? What are the barriers of access to economic security—and how do we overcome them? Ali explores these questions in-depth with Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, one of the authors of the new report “Ten Solutions to Bridge the Racial Wealth Divide.” He offers a clear overview of the racial wealth gap, along with the history of building of the American middle class, and argues for renewed investment in public wealth, including programs like guaranteed employment, affordable housing and Medicare for All.
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad is the chief of Equity and Inclusion at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition. He is co-host of Race and Wealth, a podcast series from Prosperity Now.
“Ten Solutions to Bridge the Racial Wealth Divide” is co-authored by Darrick Hamilton, Chuck Collins, Dedrick Asante-Muhammad and Josh Hoxie and released by the Institute for Policy Studies, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.