Is The Racial Wealth Gap A Big Deal?

tshapiroThe American Dream has remained elusive for African Amerians. Scholars and experts have examined this topic for many years, and the fact is that Black and Latino families are not able to generate wealth as quickly as White Americans.

I can’t wait to dive into this topic tonight with Thomas Shapiro. He directs the Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) and is the Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy at The Heller School at Brandeis University. He is the author of several award-winning books in the field of racial-based inequity, including his latest, Toxic Inequality. He is active in the national Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative managed by Global Policy Solutions ( and Insight Center for Economic Development (