A History of Wealth Inequities

The 20th century is full of deliberate acts to restrict Black families from building wealth in this country. In this episode we’re joined by Dr. Dalton Conley, a Princeton University professor and author of Being Black, Living in the Red. Conley traces the massive wealth divide to the enslavement of human beings and follows it through Reconstruction, the New Deal, redlining, the G.I. Bill, and beyond. Conley suggests a race-neutral solution may be the most effective way to close the wealth divide.  

Reflection question

Is a race-neutral solution the answer to the racial wealth divide in this country?

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This episode is part of the Unjust and Unfair: Consequences of a Racial Wealth Divide podcast series

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