Over the past decade, Jeff Cruz has worked has worked on campaigns in more than a dozen states and has served as a policy advisor to Members of Congress and as an associate director in the White House.
Marc Morial of the National Urban League discusses the housing crisis and promoting policies that create jobs and close the racial wealth gap at the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference.
Leticia Miranda is the associate director of the Economic and Employment Policy Project at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. The Economic and Employment Policy Project provides NCLR’s perspective on employment, energy, retirement, and poverty policy at the federal level.
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore interviews Meizhu Lui, former Director of the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative at the Insight Center for Community and Economic Development, to discuss the racial wealth gap, asset building and economic disparities among whites and people of color.
Anne E. Price has spent 20 years working in a wide range of areas including child welfare, hunger, welfare reform, workforce development, community development and higher education. She is the director of the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap (GRWG) Initiative at the Insight Center for Community Economic Development in Oakland, California. The Insight Center is a national research, consulting, and legal organization dedicated to building economic health in vulnerable communities.
Doua Thor, Executive Director of the South East Asia Resource Action Center, speaks about wealth, poverty and income security at the Color of Wealth Policy Summit.
Lisa Hasegawa of CAPACD discusses the racial wealth gap, homeownership and the effects of the foreclosure crisis at the Color of Wealth Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.
Part 1: Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Margaret Simms on the income gap economic security and job creation at the 2011 Color of Wealth Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.
A lot has been said about the proposed tax giveaway to the wealthiest Americans and the austerity measures recommended by President Obama's deficit commission. However, an analysis of the impact that both proposals would have on black and brown Americans has been missing from the conversation.
U.S. Census Bureau projections show that the nation is expected to become majority-minority by the year 2042. And, although Census figures indicate that people of color will comprise about 42 percent of the elderly population by 2050, they are likely to become a majority of older adults by the year 2070.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Janis Bowdler, of the National Council of La Raza, about wealth building and economic development in Latino communities. Topics include sub-prime mortgages and people of color, economic disparities and unfair economic policies in the financial services sector