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.
U.S. Representative Charles A. Gonzalez, Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, on fixing the housing crisis and creating wealth and jobs for Latino communities across the United States.
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.
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 a national research, consulting, and legal organization dedicated to building economic health in vulnerable communities.
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 institutions have become.
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.
Dr. William Spriggs, Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor, discusses the importance of homeownership, income security and social insurance reform for women and people of color.
Doua Thor, Executive Director of the South East Asia Resource Action Center, speaks about wealth, poverty and income security at the Color of Wealth Policy Summit.
Lisa Hasegawa of CAPACD discusses the racial wealth gap, homeownership and the effects of the foreclosure crisis at the Color of Wealth Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.
Eric Rodriguez of the National Council of La Raza speaks about the racial income gap, job security and homeownership in Latino communities at the 2011 Color of Wealth Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.