Topic Race & Ethnicity

The historical legacy of racial and ethnic discrimination in the United States continues to determine economic outcomes today. Far too often one’s race and ethnicity shape the ways in which one’s characteristics are valued by employers and the economy. Intentional policies have identified winners and losers based on their racial and ethnic background, such as redlining and the lack of enforcement of anti-discrimination laws. Equitable Growth elevates a racial and ethnic lens on the U.S. economy to draw attention to persistent disparate outcomes by race and ethnicity.

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