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Closing the Racial Wealth Gap in the U.S.

Russell Sage Foundation, Friday, March 25, 2016
“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... Read More »

Sanders Is Fighting to Raise the Wages for Most Black and Latino Workers

The Huffington Post, Thursday, March 24, 2016
"Corporate profits are booming, and U.S. workers remain some of the most productive in the world. Yet tens of millions of workers still earn hourly wages that fall below the federal poverty line. These unjust wages are particularly hitting workers of color. But a simple policy change can fix this... Read More »

Race Trumps Wealth: Affluent Black Kids Have Better Odds of Being Incarcerated Than the Poorest Whites, Study Says

Atlanta Black Star, Thursday, March 24, 2016
"[A] new study finds that Blacks are more likely than whites to go to prison at all socioeconomic levels, and poor white kids have a smaller chance of being incarcerated than more affluent Blacks, indicating that race is a factor in who ends up behind bars. The study — authored by Khaing Zaw and... Read More »

News Roundup: Wealthy Black Kids Are More Likely To Be Incarcerated Than Poor White Kids…

NewsOne, Thursday, March 24, 2016
Your browser does not support iframes. "Race trumps class, at least when it comes to incarceration," said Darrick Hamilton, one of the researchers behind the study. A new study illustrates the racial disparity between Black children from wealthy families and poor White kids when it... Read More »

Prison Less Likely for Poor Whites Than Rich Blacks

Valley News, Thursday, March 24, 2016
“Race trumps class, at least when it comes to incarceration,” said Darrick Hamilton of the New School, one of the researchers who produced the study. He and his colleagues, Khaing Zaw and William Darity of Duke University, examined data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, a... Read More »

Race, Wealth and Incarceration: Results from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth

Chip Kelly Radio Show, Thursday, March 24, 2016
Poor white kids less likely to go to jail than rich black kids – study results with researcher Dr. Darrick Hamilton. Listen to the full interview here: www.kgoradio.com/2016/03/24/chip-franklin-march-24-2016/

Poor white kids are less likely to go to prison than rich black kids

The Washington Post, Wednesday, March 23, 2016
"Race trumps class, at least when it comes to incarceration," said Darrick Hamilton of the New School, one of the researchers who produced the study. He and his colleagues, Khaing Zaw and William Darity of Duke University, examined data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, a... Read More »

Race And Wealth And Los Angeles

Race and Wealth Podcast, Tuesday, March 22, 2016
On the third episode of the Race and Wealth Podcast, host Dedrick Asante-Muhammad sits down with Dr. Melany De La Cruz, Assistant Director at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, and co-author of the recent report, The Color of Wealth in Los Angeles. Listen to the full... Read More »

Making College Free Could Add a Million New Black and Latino Graduates

Dissent Magazine, Monday, March 21, 2016
"In the march toward the Democratic party’s presidential nomination, the role of the voting “millennial” has already proved critical. Earlier this month, The Nation reported on the group’s potential influence in particular primaries, and so far, from Colorado to Michigan, the now largest generation... Read More »

Special Publications: The Color of Wealth in Los Angeles

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Thursday, March 17, 2016
The rapid growth of asset poverty in the United States is a troublesome sign that millions of families nationwide lack the resources necessary to secure a more stable financial future. These include the resources that would provide a financial reserve in periods of uncertainty (e.g, job loss,... Read More »

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