New data show how in every major metropolitan area, massive gaps still separate white people and people of color.
Urban inequality didn’t happen by accident.
Instead of giving cash assistance to poor families, states are widening the racial divide.
Higher education alone can't bridge the wealth gap that separates black Americans from their white peers.
In her new book, the law professor Mehrsa Baradaran argues that economic self-sufficiency can only go so far without government backing.
It’s harder for African Americans to climb the economic ladder, and to sustain their progress.
When legislators don't consider preexisting disparities, there's a risk of exacerbating them.
Richmond was once the epicenter of black finance. What happened there explains the decline of black-owned banks across the country.
For years, conservative policymakers have urged those in need to get work. But for those without driver’s licenses—who are by and large people of color—that’s not such an easy task.
In the U.S., even though all groups can suffer from financial insecurity, blacks and Hispanics have it much worse.
An exclusive analysis uncovers that students of color in the largest 100 cities in the United States are much more likely to attend schools where most of their peers are poor or low-income.