Racial Wealth Gap

Dreams Deferred: How Enriching the 1% Widens the Racial Wealth Divide

Dreams Deferred: How Enriching the 1% Widens the Racial Wealth Divide

Dreams Deferred presents a snapshot of the racial wealth divide in the United States today, looking at the current state of household wealth, income, homeownership, debt, and other economic factors. It also reviews long-term trends that led to this current moment, as well as, the historical policies and contributors to this deepening divide.

Whose Bad Choices? How Policy Precludes Prosperity and What We Can Do About It

Whose Bad Choices? How Policy Precludes Prosperity and What We Can Do About It

This report contains the main findings from the research that comprises the 2018 Prosperity Now Scorecard. It is a departure from the tone and format of our past Scorecard reports, but a necessary departure if we are to make a meaningful contribution to current national and state policy discussions.

The Neglected College Race Gap: Racial Disparities Among College Completers - May 2018

The Neglected College Race Gap: Racial Disparities Among College Completers - May 2018

This issue brief released by the Center for American Progress shows that Black and Hispanic graduates would have received 1 million additional bachelor’s degrees between 2013 and 2015 had they earned degrees at the same rate as their white peers.

Reducing Racial Wealth Inequalities in Greater Boston: Building a Shared Agenda - May 2017

Reducing Racial Wealth Inequalities in Greater Boston: Building a Shared Agenda - May 2017

Through a six-month process of deep learning convened by the Boston Fed and facilitated by external consultant Cynthia Silva Parker, senior associate at the Interaction Institute for Social Change, the working group studied the root causes of racial wealth inequalities, prioritized possible solutions, and created a shared agenda.

The Color of Wealth in Boston | March 2015

The Color of Wealth in Boston | March 2015

This analysis by the Boston Federal Reserve bank focused on the net wealth for U.S. born blacks, Caribbean blacks, Cape Verdeans, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans in Boston. The analysis shows that the net worth of whites as compared with nonwhites is staggeringly divergent.

Asset Value of Whiteness: Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap | 2017

Asset Value of Whiteness: Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap | 2017

This paper explores a number of these popular explanations for the racial wealth gap, looking at individual differences in education, family structure, full- or part-time employment, and consumption habits.

What We Get Wrong About Closing the Racial Wealth Gap | April 2018

What We Get Wrong About Closing the Racial Wealth Gap | April 2018

This report addresses ten commonly held myths about the racial wealth gap in the United States. It contends that a number of ideas frequently touted as “solutions” will not make headway in reducing black-white wealth disparities.