Closing the Opportunity Gap: Building Equity in Oklahoma

Given Oklahoma’s rapidly changing demographics, persistent inequality is a structural impediment to development and a drag on economic growth. Closing the opportunity gap for people of color is central to a prosperous Oklahoma. Read more... [More...]

Place Matters: Health, Housing & Equity in OKC

Using data from the American Housing Survey, this analysis highlights how both the built environment of a physical space and differential access to quality public services affect household and neighborhood health.  While the results reveal differences in the environmental quality… Read more [More...]

The Racial Wealth Gap in Oklahoma

This presentation was presented on March 14th, 2012 at an Oklahoma Assets forum on Closing the Racial Wealth Gap in Oklahoma.… Read more [More...]

Angela Glover Blackwell: 'Equity is the superior growth model'

This blog post was excerpted from remarks by Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink, during the opening session of PolicyLink’s 2011 Equity Summit in Detroit, Michigan.  The speech presented a new framework for creating an equitable economy.  Click… Read more [More...]

Wealth and Worth: What’s race got to do with it?

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a conference hosted by the Ford Foundation and Howard University’s Center on Race and Wealth.  The three-day meeting was the first annual gathering of a diverse group of representatives supported… Read more [More...]

The racial wealth gap

It is widely known that minorities in the United States earn considerably less than Whites – according to the most recent Census Bureau data, the median income for a White household in 2008 was 34.5 percent greater than for a… Read more [More...]