It’s Our Collective Responsibility to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

  • Closing the racial wealth gap will save lives.
    In the COVID-19 pandemic, Black and Hispanic New Yorkers are dying at twice the rate as their white neighbors. That health inequity mirrors race-based vaccine inequity: Wealthy zip codes that experienced the lowest rates of COVID infection and death have eight times the rate of fully vaccinated residents in poorer neighborhoods.
  • Closing the racial wealth gap could increase the U.S. GDP.
    That number? $1.5 trillion in the next 10 years. When Black families have economic security and agency, everyone benefits. Companies and organizations’ commitment to ensuring Black Americans have equitable access to wealth can permanently transform the country’s economic landscape for the better.

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Robin Hood

Fighting poverty in New York City since 1988.