Exploring And Closing The White And Black Wealth Gap In Chicago

Decades of trying to close Chicago’s Black-white wealth gap hasn’t worked. So what will?

Chicago’s vanishing middle class and the wealth gap
Chicago’s vanishing middle class and the wealth gap

Exploring And Closing The White And Black Wealth Gap In Chicago

Decades of trying to close Chicago’s Black-white wealth gap hasn’t worked. So what will?

In the U.S., the average Black family’s wealth is only a fraction of the average white family — about 13%. And that wealth gap between white and Black families has remained pretty constant for the last 30 years. Crain’s Chicago Business has been exploring the disparities of wealth in Chicago — what’s driving it, and what can be done about it — in its monthly Equity series. Reset dives into the series, and takes a look and what efforts are being made to close the wealth gap in Chicago.

GUESTS: Jan Parr, assisting managing editor at Crain’s Chicago Business

Audra Wilson, President and CEO, The Shriver Center on Poverty Law