Closing the Racial Wealth Gap in the U.S.

Friday, March 25, 2016
Russell Sage Foundation

“No presidential candidate is proposing the bold legislation necessary to close the racial wealth gap,” said William "Sandy" Darity, founding director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity. During his time in residence at the [Russell Sage] Foundation, Darity is investigating the persistence of wealth disparities by race in the U.S. Using data from the National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color (NASCC), Darity and his colleagues have authored several reports on racial wealth disparities, including the recent “The Color of Wealth in Los Angeles.”

This feature is part of an ongoing RSF blog series, Work in Progress, which highlights some of the research of the Russell Sage Foundation's current class of Visiting Scholars.

Read more: www.russellsage.org/blog/closing-racial-wealth-gap-us