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 […]
Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez has represented Illinois’ Fourth Congressional District in Chicago and Cook County since 1992. Now in his twelfth term, Gutiérrez is the senior member of the Illinois delegation. The 12-term congressman was born and raised in Chicago to parents who emigrated from Puerto Rico in the 1950s. His previously served as a […]
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, one of four 2015 Asset Builder Champion Awards recipients, discusses the need for immigration reform and bipartisan policy efforts to help close the racial wealth gap. The racial wealth gap in the United States continues to expand. Currently, Latinos hold only 7 cents for every dollar of wealth held by Whites. […]
A recent New York Magazine article identified four pillars to Barack Obama’s vision for his presidency, as laid out in his 2009 inaugural address: economic recovery and financial-system reform, healthcare reform, combating climate change, and education reform. Another administration priority identified in the article that did not make it into the 2009 address but has […]
According to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, it’s unlikely that comprehensive immigration reform will pass this year. This is clearly a blow for the Obama Administration, which named immigration reform a top priority for their second term.
Perhaps years from now, when President Obama writes his autobiography about his time in office, we’ll learn all the details about his conversation with Pope Francis. We knew before the meeting that economic inequality would be a topic of discussion, and afterwards we were told it was part of the conversation.
The founder of CNN and Turner Broadcasting as well as the former owner of the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Hawks, Ted Turner is one of America’s wealthiest individuals. At age 75, he is worth over $2 billion and is one of the largest landowners in the country. But Turner believes his best investment came […]