Equity Team Challenge
Week #8


Equity Team Challenge – Week 8: Racial Wealth Gap

The wealth gap between Black and white Americans has been persistent and extreme. Consider that right now the net wealth of a typical Black family in America is around one-tenth that of a white family. This gap represents, scholars say, the accumulated effects of four centuries of institutional and systemic racism and bears major responsibility for disparities in income, health, education, and opportunity that continue to this day.

Main Challenge

In this 16 minute video Cory Booker and others discuss how slavery, housing discrimination, and centuries of inequality have compounded to create a racial wealth gap. Explained, Racial Wealth Gap

Read: The Racial Wealth Gap in America

Self-Reflection Questions

  • What have you learned from today’s challenge?
  • How will your takeaway (from above) inform your action or thinking, in your day-to-day life?
  • Would someone in your life benefit from this video or challenge? If yes, please share with them.