National Gun Violence Awareness Day and the Use of Deadly Force

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National Gun Violence Day is upon us, and it’s a poignant time to recall that gun violence touches all Americans, regardless of race, class, or gender. Every day, 93 people die from gun violence; more than half are teenagers and children. These numbers are so alarming that public health officials have long pushed for gun […]

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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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Consumers First: Why the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Matters

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), an independent agency of the United States government, issues and enforces rules to ensure that consumer finance markets work and allows consumers to retain control of their economic lives. The Bureau puts consumers first, serving as the public’s advocate when one of the three branches of government makes a […]

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Technology is Changing the Human Condition

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Chase Iron Eyes will be a part of the “Revolutionizing Protest” panel at the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit.   Technology is rewiring the 21st century for better and worse. Technology has always been about making human beings more comfortable. Only now, human beings cannot afford to be comfortable. We have existential challenges facing us […]

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Why Medicaid Matters for People of Color

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Medicaid is the country’s single largest source of health care coverage, with 73 million enrollees. In 2015, almost 60% of Medicaid enrollees were people of color. It narrows the health disparities gap by providing people of color with access to health care, specifically preventative care, which prevents treatable diseases from metastasizing into chronic conditions. Due […]

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