OK PolicyCast Episode 15: Oklahoma’s Racial Wealth Gap

"Black Wall Street" is burnt down during the Tulsa Race Massacre. Image courtesy of Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division.

“Black Wall Street” is burnt down during the Tulsa Race Massacre. Image courtesy of Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division.

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Each week, the OK PolicyCast brings you the most important news about Oklahoma and what it means. In this episode, we talk with Kate Richey about what’s created the huge wealth gap between whites and people of color in Oklahoma.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from January 2011 to June 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism. Gene also serves on the board of the Oklahoma Sustainability Network, is a trustee of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and has chaired the communications advisory committee for the State Priorities Partnership, a nationwide network of state fiscal policy think tanks. He lives in Tulsa with his wife Kara Joy McKee, who is a Tulsa City Councilor.

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