Running in Place: Why the Racial Wealth Divide Keeps Black and Latino Families From Achieving Economic Security

Serving as a follow up to our previous Ever-Growing Gap and Road to Zero Wealth reports, this Running in Place examines data from the Federal Reserve System’s 2016 Survey of Consumer Finances to understand how the wealth of median Black, Latino and White families have changed since the findings of its previous survey were released in 2013.

In exploring economic data on the balance sheets of Black, Latino and White households, we look at what the changes between 2013-2016 mean for the racial wealth divide today and into the future, when it is predicted that the United States will be comprised of more people of color than White people.

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