The High Cost of Racial Equality virtual online chat. The public is invited. FREE event

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March 21 at 1:00 PM

Learn from economist Dana Peterson who has quantified the economic toll of racism against Black Americans. She she came up with an estimate $16 trillion that has pulled the collective African American bank balance Negative — over just the past two decades.

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Discriminatory lending, wage disparities, and inequities in access to higher education, among other factors, have limited the Black community’s ability to generate personal wealth and economic growth. Other communities of color have had similar experiences. And the impact goes far beyond the economy: Each of these factors also takes an enormous toll on the health and well-being of people of color. This panel brings together economic, scientific, and policy experts to discuss how we can build a more equitable and healthier future for everyone. 

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