Anthony Williams is credited with helping to revitalize D.C. Now he’s working to make sure everyone benefits.
“It’s a failure of the school system, but it’s also a failure of the city and others to create opportunities where people can be trained for any number of jobs in the service industries, hospitality, and so forth,” said Maurice Jackson, a history professor at Georgetown and author of the study.
Making matters worse, a study by the Urban Institute, Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, The New School, and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development" The Color of Wealth in the Nation’s Capital,” found that white households in the Washington region have a net worth that is 81 times greater than black households. In the city itself, the wealth and income gap between blacks and whites is among the highest of any city in the nation.
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