Wednesday Apr 13, 2022

S1 E2: Racial Wealth Divide - Staggering Stats

It started with the enslavement of human beings and persists today. The racial wealth divide is among the most consequential factors in the inequitable way people experience life – and death – in this country. In this episode, we welcome our colleague, Dr. Christine Muganda, a scientist with County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, to shed light on what the research says about wealth inequality. Some staggering statistics: Black families in this country have just one-tenth of the wealth of white families. Racial differences are far more pronounced in wealth than in income. Ultimately, the differences in wealth and the ability to build it, can impact health and well-being for generations.

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