American society is better off with less poverty and less of the many social problems associated with poverty. Social Security is our strongest poverty-fighting program; therefore our leaders should act to keep the program strong. Of the programs existing today, none compare to Social Security in its ability to reduce the national poverty rate. 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 […]
Tanya Fiddler is the Executive Director of the Four Bands Community Fund, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that focuses on entrepreneurship and economic stability among the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation population. She was a recipient of the Asset Build Champion Award at the 2015 Color of Wealth Summit.
Tanya Fiddler is a nationally recognized leader in small business development and community investment, specifically through Community Development Financial Institutions, or CDFIs. CDFIs seek investments from larger institutions, individuals, and banks in order to re-lend those dollars in places that need them most.
Aracely Panameño, director of Latino affairs at the Center for Responsible Lending, speaks at the 2014 Color of Wealth Summit during the panel “Banking on Success: Innovations in Financial Access and Inclusion for Underserved Communities.”
Leticia Miranda, senior policy advisor at the National Council of La Raza, gives remarks at the 2014 Color of Wealth Summit during the panel, “Pension Peril for the People: How Retirement Insecurity Affects Racial Wealth Disparities.”
Thomas Shapiro, director of the Brandeis University Institute on Assets and Social Policy, speaks at the 2014 Color of Wealth Summit as part of the panel, “The War on Poverty and the Next Economy: Building an Agenda for an Inclusive Society.”