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In episode 3, cohost Kimberlyn Leary and guest Cecilia Muñoz, former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, discuss the value of diverse lived experience in the workplace, the complexities of using data to spur social change, and leadership in a polarized world.

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Spotlight on the Black community
For decades, research and policy has overlooked the Black middle class, instead conflating race with income and allowing racial wealth gaps to remain.
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Narrowing the wealth gap requires addressing structural and historic racism and sexism.
With reparations policies gathering momentum and drawing interest across the country, these efforts must go beyond single policy areas and cash transfers to include transformative policies including psychological, social, and emotional supports.
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Adding 3 million net new Black homeowners by 2030 can help close the homeownership gap for Black families.
New analysis shows that emerging baby bonds policies have great potential to reduce wealth gaps between Black and white Americans.