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A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WEALTH INEQUALITY IN THE UNITED STATES

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Dr. Darity will receive an award for his work at the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit.   It is vital in improving our understanding of wealth inequality in the United States — both racial and overall wealth inequality — that we recognize (by measuring the direct effect of inheritances and gifts on asset building for […]

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Technology is Changing the Human Condition

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Chase Iron Eyes will be a part of the “Revolutionizing Protest” panel at the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit.   Technology is rewiring the 21st century for better and worse. Technology has always been about making human beings more comfortable. Only now, human beings cannot afford to be comfortable. We have existential challenges facing us […]

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Invisibility of Blacks and Hispanics in Tech Can No Longer Be Ignored

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The shareholders of one America’s largest and most celebrated corporations frowned upon a proposal to move more aggressively to recruit Black and Brown talent, and the world did not take notice. Even usually woke Black Twitter – which is always quick to side-eye such slights – was fast asleep. A whopping ninety-five percent of Apple, […]

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Why Medicaid Matters for People of Color

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Medicaid is the country’s single largest source of health care coverage, with 73 million enrollees. In 2015, almost 60% of Medicaid enrollees were people of color. It narrows the health disparities gap by providing people of color with access to health care, specifically preventative care, which prevents treatable diseases from metastasizing into chronic conditions. Due […]

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Will Automation Drive Job Loss?

At a recent Congressional forum that explored the potential impact of automation on workers, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore discussed our report, “Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work.” Watch the conversation. Panelists: – Maya Rockeymoore, President and CEO, Center for Global Policy Solutions – Edward Wytkind, President, Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO – Ronald […]

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Washington’s Big Risk: Ignoring the Rise of Automation

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Last month, Tesla announced a partnership with the country of Dubai to put 200 driverless taxis on the road. The fact that Tesla and other Silicon Valley companies, like Uber and Google, are focusing heavily on research and development of artificial intelligence and automated technology comes as no surprise. Yet, what is surprising is the lack of […]

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The State of Our Union’s Health Care

The Center for Global Policy Solutions has produced a short animated video to provide the public with facts about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to educate them about the potential pitfalls of healthcare reform. Call your Congressional representatives today and ask them to strengthen the ACA! “Twenty-million Americans of all backgrounds have come to rely […]

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America’s Zero Moment

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One of the most riveting narratives released in recent weeks was not a tweet issued by the president elect, but a transcript chronicling the tragic final hours of 33 crew members who died on the El Faro, a merchant ship that sank in the midst of Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas in October of 2015. […]

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Congressman Ted Lieu on Why Representation for People of Color Is Important

  In conversation with Ray Suarez at our 2016 Color of Wealth Summit, Congressman Ted Lieu talked about what made him realize why lack of representation for people of color should in leadership positions is a problem: When I was a state legislator I worked on issues related to foundations and found out that they gave less money to […]

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Good Health Insurance News for Latinos, Bad News for Blacks

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Newly released data on health insurance coverage from the U.S. Census Bureau shows a continued significant decline in the uninsured rate for all major racial and ethnic groups—except for African Americans. Latinos had the strongest decline between 2014 and 2015. Their uninsured rate fell 3.7 percentage points, to 17.2 percent (see figure). Still, Latinos have […]

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