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Tackling the Racial Wealth Divide


This month on the show – Did you know, on average, households of color are 2.2 times as likely to be asset poor compared to their white counterparts? This means that when there’s a bump in the road – a health emergency, a car accident, an unplanned pregnancy – these families become highly vulnerable. Baltimore is a minority-majority city, but the city’s communities of color still lag behind their white counterparts. How the city is evolving and how a history of discriminatory financial practices continues to hold people back: Wes speaks with economists, activists, and journalists and asks, how can communities of color build and sustain wealth?

Guests on this program include:

Jacinta Gauda, Principal and Chief Strategy Officer, The Gauda Group, working with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on the report, "The Business Case for Racial Equity."

Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Senior Fellow leading Racial Wealth Divide Initiative at Prosperity Now + Host, Race and Wealth Podcast

Lauren Lake, attorney, speaker, T.V. personality. 

Richard Clinch, Director of the Jacob France Institute at the University of Baltimore.

Marceline White, Director of the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition

Wes Moore is a decorated Army combat veteran, youth advocate and CEO of BridgeEdU, a national initiative focusing on addressing the college completion and career placement crisis by reinventing the Freshman Year of college. He is also the author of two instant New York Times bestselling books, The Other Wes Moore and The Work.