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Why Is There a Racial Wealth Gap?

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Why Is There a Racial Wealth Gap?

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Centuries of inequality through slavery, segregation, and housing discrimination have compounded to structurally create a racial wealth gap that benefits White people and disadvantages people of color. In order to understand and dismantle the structures of racism, we must examine how institutional housing and banking policies created wealth opportunities for White people that still create a benefit today.

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United State Senator Cory Booker and historians discuss how slavery, housing discrimination and centuries of inequality have compounded to create a racial wealth gap.

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