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Opinion
A Black Wall Street: beyond a shopping district
The vision of a Black Wall Street in Boston embodies more than just a shopping district. It embodies a movement toward economic empowerment, community unity, and a reduction of the race wealth gap.
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News
Most whites don’t know about wealth gap or underestimate its size, survey finds
Most white Americans have limited knowledge of the country’s wealth gap along racial lines or underestimate its size, a recent national survey has found.
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Relieve student debt, narrow the wealth gap
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Editorial
Relieve student debt, narrow the wealth gap
It is said education is the great equalizer, pitted against class divisions and economic and racial divides. That has been a truism for many decades in this country: If you straighten up, work hard, tune out the noise and distractions, focus on your studies and education, you can be anything you believe in and put your mind to. The reality has always been different.
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Opinion
The wealth gap has a wealth of causes
Discussions about closing the Black wealth gap often focus on aspects of personal wealth building, such as financial literacy or savings and investment. The implication is that the gap is due to a lack of effort and financial education.
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Business
Biden’s fair housing guidelines aimed at discriminatory policies
On Jan. 26, President Joe Biden took steps to bring the nation towards the long-promised but never realized pledge of racial justice. Four executive orders signed that day make clear that the new administration will take meaningful and corrective actions.
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Wealth gap widens as Boston booms
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News
Wealth gap widens as Boston booms
The wealth gap between Boston’s high earners and low-income communities of color continues to widen, but there’s hope, according to the Boston Foundation’s latest report.
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Opinion
Inequality and luxury high-rises
It is an open secret that multi-millionaires and billionaires, many of them foreign buyers, are purchasing luxury condos across Boston. Some are inhabiting these properties, but the majority are being deployed as global “wealth storage units,” a place to park assets that will hopefully hold their value in volatile economic times.
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