• Commentary: What We Get Wrong About Fixing the Racial Wealth Gap

    3 monthes ago - By Fortune

    For decades we have been told that hard work and greater effort on the part of black Americans, not systemic reform, is the key to closing the racial wealth gap. Earlier this month a poll from The Economist /YouGov found that 40% of whites think that blacks could be just as well off as whites if they only tried harder.
    In a new report I co-authored with William Darity of Duke University and Darrick Hamilton of the New School, " What We Get Wrong About Closing the Racial Wealth Gap ," we state it to be false that trying harder, mimicking "successful" ethnic groups, or a number of other...
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