The color of wealth : the story behind the U.S. racial wealth divide / Meizhu Lui [and others].

For every dollar owned by the average white family in the United States, the average family of color has less than a dime. Why do people of color have so little wealth? The Color of Wealth lays bare a dirty secret: for centuries, people of color have been barred by laws and by discrimination from pa...

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Online Access: Access E-Book
Access Note:Access to electronic resources restricted to Simmons University students, faculty and staff.
Corporate Author: United for a Fair Economy.
Other Authors: Lui, Meizhu.
Format: eBook
Published: New York : New Press, 2006.
Table of Contents:
  • Overview: the roots of the racial wealth divide
  • Land rich, dirt poor: challenges to asset building in Native America
  • Forged in blood: Black wealth injustice in the United States
  • Neighbors and fences: Latinos in the United States
  • The perils of being yellow: Asian Americans as perpetual foreigners
  • Climbing the up escalator: white advantages in wealth accumulation
  • Rainbow economics: closing the racial wealth divide.