Recently featured in a profile by Daniel Fisher on the cover of Forbes, as part of its top 400, Robert Smith sat down with Maya Rockeymoore at the 2015 Color of Wealth Summit to talk about the power of opportunity. Both of my parents have Ph.Ds in Education. I remember growing up in Denver in […]
Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director at the Center for Community Change, spoke at the 2015 Color of Wealth Summit as part of the panel, “The Great Inequality Debate: Economic Equity and the Potential for Policy Action.” Bhargava highlighted the importance of recognizing the active, deliberate human actions that brought about the racial wealth gap, and also the […]
We seek to change the structures and framing around inclusion and fairness in our economy and society. The question is, Why race and why now? I often get the question, Why should we focus on race? There are organizations and individuals who think that not focusing on and acknowledging race or ethnicity is the polite […]
This week, we will once again see that the Latino and African American poverty rates are more than double the non-Hispanic white poverty rate. The persistence of high poverty rates among these two groups can lead one to think that there are no policy options to address this problem, but this is not the case. We […]
by Algernon Austin This week, President Obama was in Alaska to call attention for the need for global action on climate change. Last week, he was in New Orleans commemorating the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. While Alaska is 4,000 miles away from Louisiana, both states face similar challenges from climate change. And, in both […]
While the gender pay gap is a serious problem that needs to be addressed, we must also look at the intersection of gender, race, and wealth to get a clear picture of how people of color are faring in today’s economy. Join Mariko Chang and David Pate Jr. for a webinar discussing the economic […]
Lisa Hasegawa is the Executive Director of the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), the first national advocacy organization focused on housing and community development for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
Professor john a. powell is an internationally renowned expert on civil rights and structural racism. He is the Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society as well as a Professor of Law and a Professor of African American Studies and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. Professor powell also holds the Robert […]
We sat down with john a. powell, one of four 2015 Asset Builder Champion Awards recipients, to talk about his work on making our society truly inclusive.