Media Name: gettyimages-3245113-web-edit.jpg
The Color of Wealth in the Nation’s Capital

The Urban Institute, in collaboration with Duke University, The New School, and Insight Center for Community Economic Development, hosted an event on the release of a new report on the racial wealth gap in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area.

This study paints a picture of the wealth in area households by race, ethnicity, and country of origin. The report also examines the historic events and structural barriers that influenced the racial wealth gap and explores the implications for gentrification in Washington, DC.

The event featured several of the report’s coauthors as they discussed the major results and implications of the study. Other speakers included national experts and local leaders who discussed the importance of the study’s results for the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. 


  • Rachel Marie Brooks Atkins, doctoral candidate, The New School
  • Angelyque Campbell, manager, policy analysis, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • William “Sandy” Darity,  professor, Duke University
  • Darrick Hamilton, associate professor, The New School
  • Kilolo Kijakazi, Institute fellow, Urban Institute
  • George Derek Musgrove, associate professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Aracely Panameño, director of Latin affairs, Center for Responsible Lending
  • Mark Paul, postdoctoral associate, Duke University
  • Anne Price, president, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
  • Sarah Scruggs, deputy executive director, Manna, Inc.
  • Peter Tatian, senior fellow, Urban Institute
  • Margery Turner, senior vice president, Urban Institute
  • Sarah Rosen Wartell, president, Urban Institute
Event Materials



For inquiries regarding this event, please contact [email protected].  


Photo by Gordon Parks/FSA/Getty Images

Date & Time Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Kaiser Family Foundation 1330 G Street NW
Barbara Jordan Conference Center
Washington , DC , 20005
View Map

  • Senior Fellow
    Research Director, Urban–Greater DC
  • Institute Fellow
  • President