Deepak Bhargava: Deliberate Disinvestment Contributed to the Racial Wealth Gap

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We need to recognize the active, deliberate human actions that brought about the racial wealth gap, and also the power of human agency that can be harnessed to eliminate the gap. The conversations about inequality on the right and the left need to recognize the deep structures of racial inequality.  — Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change

Bhargava also explained how a new national campaign, “Putting Families First: Good Jobs for All,” prioritizes reinvestment in the nation’s poorest communities, which are largely communities of color.

Deepak Bhargava 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.”