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The color of wealth : the story behind the U.S. racial wealth divide

Author: Meizhu Lui; United for a Fair Economy.
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For every dollar owned by the average white family in the United States, the average family of color has less than a dime. Wealth, not income alone, may be the most revealing index of inequality in America. The Color of Wealth lays bare the roots of the racial wealth divide and reveals the decisive role government has played in shaping our unequal society."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Meizhu Lui; United for a Fair Economy.
ISBN: 1595580042 9781595580047
OCLC Number: 62290673
Notes: "United for a Fair Economy."
Description: vii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Other Titles: Racial wealth divide
Responsibility: Meizhu Lui [and others].
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"For every dollar owned by the average white family in the United States, the average family of color has less than a dime. Wealth, not income alone, may be the most revealing index of inequality in America. The Color of Wealth lays bare the roots of the racial wealth divide and reveals the decisive role government has played in shaping our unequal society."--Jacket.

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