476. Insights: The racial wealth gap: addressing economic inequality in the US

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476. Insights: The racial wealth gap: addressing economic inequality in the US

Sam Maule is joined by a panel of fantastic guests to discuss economic inequality and the racial wealth gap in the US.

For many, 2020 has proven to be a year of struggle. Between a pandemic, widespread social unrest and a recession, Black and Latinx communities in the US are amongst those who have been hit the hardest - not just by the country's growing Covid-related death toll, but also in terms of financial loss.

In today's episode of the show, we are talking about the US’ racial wealth gap. Differences in income and income losses - like those experienced as a result of the coronavirus lockdowns - is one factor, but that doesn’t tell the full story about why the United States' racial wealth gap is widening.

To dig into this topic, Sam is joined today by :

  • Jennifer Tescher - President and CEO, Financial Health Network
  • Yemi Rose - Founder of OfColor
  • Reese Giddins - President and CTO at Greenwood

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Special Guests: Jennifer Tescher, Reese Giddins, and Yemi Rose.