Dr. Algernon Austin, Economic Policy Institute

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Dr. Algernon Austin is the Director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) at the Economic Policy Institute. As the director of PREE, Dr. Austin oversees reports and policy analysis in the economic condition of America’s people of color. 

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Leticia Miranda, National Council of La Raza

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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.

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Pivot Point: Understanding the Wealth Gap

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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.

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Anne E. Price, Director of the Closing the Wealth Gap Initiative

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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 […]

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Washington’s Unfair War On America

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The high stakes debt ceiling negotiations have had Americans and the rest of the world on the edge of their seats. While most of the media elite has focused on whether our political leaders can achieve a bipartisan deal on the debt, the rest of the world has taken note of how dysfunctional our democratic […]

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Job Creation and the Income Gap, Part 3

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Mr. Sarun Chan of the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia discusses economic issues and the wealth gap between White communities and people of color and how securing an education for immigrant youth can impact future economic development.

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Job Creation and the Income Gap, Part 2

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Dr. C. Nicole Mason  of the Women of Color Policy Network at New York University-Wagner discusses youth programs that promote job growth and career development to overcome the racial wealth gap and ensure economic security at the 2011 Color of Wealth Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.

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Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative, Part 3

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Meizhu Lui, Director of the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative – Insight Center, discusses closing the racial wealth gap, income security and economic health and security among people of color at the 2011 Color of Wealth Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.  Wrap Up and Closing Remarks.

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