How Mayors are Tackling the Racial Wealth Gap

The racial wealth gap is wider for Black and Latinx families compared to White families than for any other racial identifications. Nationwide, this problem persists across a variety of assets, including housing, businesses, and retirement accounts. Boston University’s 2021 Menino Survey of Mayors report on Closing the Racial Wealth Gap found that the majority of America’s mayors—just over two-thirds—are concerned about racial wealth gaps in their cities. Join us for an insightful conversation about how mayors should be thinking about addressing this issue across the country.

This session was broadcasted on April 14th at 12:00pm EST live across The Rockefeller Foundation’s social media pages (TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and YouTube).

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Panel of Experts:

Gregory Johnson
Managing Director, U.S. Equity and Economic Opportunity Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation


Melvin Carter
46th Mayor of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota  


Libby Schaaf
50th Mayor of Oakland, California


Katherine Levine Einstein
Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston University

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