The racial wealth gap has been a hot topic lately on our blog. The United States remains one of the wealthiest countries in the world, yet escaping poverty and achieving prosperity remains out of reach for millions of Americans. Too many people of color, striving to make a better life for themselves and their families, face significant barriers to building wealth and less access to opportunities that are widely available for Whites.
This 3-minute video from the Urban Institute sheds more light on the issue with a simple, compelling illustration. This animation is based on research by Eugene Steuerle, Signe-Mary McKernan, Caroline Ratcliffe, and Sisi Zhang of the Urban Institute.
Click here to read OK Policy’s paper, ‘Closing the Opportunity Gap: Building Equity in Oklahoma.‘