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Publication Date: March 2009

Publisher(s): Insight Center for Community Economic Development

Author(s): Meizhu Lui

Funder(s): Ford Foundation

Funder(s): Ford Foundation

Topic: Banking and finance (Personal finance and saving)
Economics (Property and wealth)
Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)

Keywords: asset-building; economic inequity; racial wealth disparities; prosperity

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The goal of this paper is to illuminate the pernicious and persistent racial wealth gap and to recommend
ways to narrow it. It will not be closed without attention and intention.