National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color and City Findings

Friday, January 5, 2018
21st Century Cities Initiative

The National Asset Scorecard for Communities of Color (NASCC) is a project of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center at Duke University that documents the magnitude of racial and ethnic disparities in wealth in the United States, particularly in the aftermath of the Great Recession. The study initially focused on Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Tulsa, OK; and Washington, DC. The workshop featured in the videos below provided an overview of the NASCC project, presented findings from cities that have been studied to date, and discussed policy solutions for closing the racial wealth gap in cities. Speakers included:

  • William A. Darity, Founding Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics, Duke University
  • Darrick Hamilton, Associate Director of Cook Center and Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, The New School
  • Karilyn Crockett, Director of Small Business Development and Economic Policy Research, City of Boston, MA
  • Tomi Hiers, Director of the Baltimore Civic Site, Annie E. Casey Foundation