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Video - The Racial Wealth Gap in America

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ladylibertyThough the United States is one of the wealthiest countries, to many Americans this prosperity remains out of reach. Blacks and Hispanics, who are striving to make a better life for themselves and their families, are not given the same asset building opportunities.


"Less Than Equal: Racial Disparities in Wealth Accumulation" by Signe-Mary McKernan, Caroline Ratcliffe, Eugene Steuerle, and Sisi Zhang





This animation is based on research by Signe-Mary McKernan, Caroline Ratcliffe, Eugene Steuerle, and Sisi Zhang of the Urban Institute. Illustrations by Daniel Wolfe. Production by Tim Meko