The University of Iowa

Remaking the Economy: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap & the Case for Reparations
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NPQ’s latest webinar in our Remaking the Economy series looks at the racial wealth gap, focusing on Black Americans. In 2017, a report titled The Road to Zero Wealth noted that at current trends, by mid-century the median wealth of a Black family in the US would fall below zero (i.e., more than half of all Black Americans would be in a net debtor position).

As the movement against anti-Black racism has gained support, so too has the movement for reparations. Reparations would provide formal acknowledgement of the tremendous costs, economic and otherwise, of slavery, Jim Crow, redlining, and other racist policies. But how would the mechanics of reparations work and what does repair require?

See the Event website for details on panelists. The webinar is free but registration is required. 

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 1:00pm
88 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02110
Nonprofit Quarterly
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