How to Bridge the Persistent Racial Wealth Gap
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FEATURING DEDRICK ASANTE-MUHAMMAD – Georgetown University students recently overwhelmingly approved a $27 fee that would pay reparations to the descendants of 272 enslaved people who were sold off in 1838 to pay off the college’s debts. The idea of reparations for slavery to make financial restitution to a group of Americans who were disadvantaged by the economic system from the start is gaining new steam.
A bill in the House to create a Congressional Committee on reparations has been in the works for years and that bill is one of ten ideas explored in a new study by the Institute for Policy Studies on how best to bridge America’s persistent racial wealth gap.
Find out more and download the report at www.inequality.org.
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, co-author of the new report, Ten Solutions to Bridge the Racial Wealth Divide.
**This segment was originally broadcast on April 16, 2019.