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When it comes to the wealth gap, race and family matter

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry Aug 8, 2019
Writer Maura Cheeks looks back at how race has affected her family's finances over several generations.
A march for the Poor People's Campaign in New York City's financial district on March 18.
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Real diversity or "racial outsourcing"?

by Kimberly Adams and Rose Conlon Jul 24, 2019
Are companies putting an undue burden on black employees to reach "diversity"?
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For many second-generation Asian-Americans, academic achievement doesn't translate to professional achievement

by Erika Beras Mar 21, 2019
Asian-Americans have the highest percentage of college grads of any minority group. And though they represent just 6 percent of the population, they account for 20 percent of Ivy League students. But once they enter the workforce, it’s a different…
Students walk near Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA on April 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif.
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As artificial intelligence is used more and more for things like employee recruiting, a look at potential bias

by Hannah Harris Green Jan 17, 2019
Recruiting companies are removing race and gender from résumés to eliminate bias.
Recruiting companies are removing race and gender from résumés to eliminate bias.
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Young, white, affluent — and learning about race

by Phoebe Unterman and Kai Ryssdal Sep 12, 2018
A new book looks at the "conundrum of privilege" in a Midwest suburb.
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For many millennials, socialism isn't the "dirty word" it once was

by Janet Nguyen and David Brancaccio May 17, 2018
Across race and ethnicity, they favor a strong government to handle economic issues.
Thousands of people gather to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during a presidential campaign rally at the Prince William County Fairground back in 2015 in Manassas, Virginia.    
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A national report shows blacks and Hispanics haven’t made big gains when it comes to equality

by Renata Sago May 7, 2018
The National Urban League’s State of Black America report is an equality index that looks at gains and losses across sectors, including economics, health and education. According to the report, if we looked at equality with whites in the United…

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Why "lost Einsteins" are hurting our economy

by Kai Ryssdal and Emily Henderson Dec 5, 2017
Unrealized talent can have a serious economic impact.
“Lost Einsteins” are a group of people, including minorities and women, who could have become successful innovators but didn't have the right opportunities to come through the innovation pipeline, says Raj Chetty, a Stanford economist. Above, a Seoul, South Korea, exhibit of physicist Albert Einstein.
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NAACP warns African-Americans about traveling with American Airlines

by David Brancaccio Oct 26, 2017
The president of the civil rights group talks with us about rewarding companies that treat all customers equally.
NAACP President Derrick Johnson says his organization has already spoken with an American Airlines vice president and wants to meet with the CEO.
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Why we still don't grasp racial economic inequality

by Kai Ryssdal Sep 19, 2017
A new study from Yale suggests some Americans are more blind to economic inequality than others.
Job seekers get information about city jobs during a job fair hosted by the city of Chicago, Illinois. 
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