Wealth Disparity is Rooted in a History of Racism, Bad Politics and Socio-Economic Barriers

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In a recent article that I co-authored with Dr. William “Sandy” Darity, Jr., we contest the framing of wealth disparity that focuses on the poor financial choices and decision-making on the part of, largely, black, Latino, and poor borrowers. This directional emphasis is wrong. Meager economic circumstances – not poor decision making or deficient knowledge […]

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Wealth or Good Parenting? Framing the Privileges of the Rich

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“What is it that I want?” Jane Van Galen asked herself this question after reading a gushing profile of an “island cabin” in The Seattle Times. It begins: “Lots of folks have lots of reasons for wanting their own piece of land out of town” and quotes one of the new cabin’s owners who, when […]

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