In Wealth Inequality and The Fallacies of Impact Investing, Rodney Foxworth writes that if we’re truly motivated to deconstruct the wealth inequalities that have ravaged and extracted wealth from rural, indigenous, and majority people of color communities, then we must rid ourselves of the power dynamics, biases, and culture that got us here in the first place.
The Road to Zero Wealth, by Prosperity Now and the Institute for Policy Studies, examines Federal Reserve data over a 30-year period (1983-2013) to understand the growing racial wealth divide facing Black and Latino households at the median, and explores the ways that accelerating declines in wealth for these communities are impacting the American middle class.
Color of Entrepreneurship: Why the Racial Gap between Firms Costs the U.S. Billions Report by Center for Global Policy Solutions details findings of a study of business owners of color from 2007 and 2012 and presents recommendations for increasing successful entrepreneurship by people of color.
Maggie Anderson, author of Our Black Year and creator of Our Empowerment Experiment, talks at TEDxGrandRapids about beginning to address economic inequalities that deprive black neighborhoods by proactively supporting black businesses.
The Asset Value of Whiteness from the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University on racial wealth gap and its causes, and making the case for addressing structural and institutional racism.