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SPARK with Mehrsa Baradaran :: On the Racial Wealth Gap
October 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Americans have never owned more than a disproportionately small fraction of the nation’s wealth. In her book, The Color of Money, Mehrsa Baradaran highlights how credit policies and housing policies have embedded inequalities that have become self-perpetuating and challenges the notion that black banks and community self-help — championed by activists and presidents alike — can meaningfully reduce the racial wealth gap.
Join us for a conversation with Mehrsa about how we got here and what a path to real economic justice might look like.
Funding for SPARK is provided by the Harnisch Foundation.
This event is cosponsored by the Francine A. LeFrak Foundation Center for Well-Being at Barnard College.
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