From a Tangle of Pathology to a Race-Fair America (Spring 2015)

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According to many, America is enjoying a post-racial moment. Post-racialism asserts that structural factors affecting racial progress are largely a thing of the past, and thus the huge racial wealth gap in the United States must be due to deficiencies in the communities in which entrenched poverty exists. But this ignores persistent structural trends that are barriers to economic security, mobility, and sustainability for black Americans—and these will not change until policies providing access to jobs and asset building for all Americans are put in place. by Alan Aja, Daniel Bustillo, William Darity, Jr., and Darrick Hamilton