Our Resource Hub compiles the best-available research on racial wealth equity, including easy-to-read summaries written by our team. Most research is from outside national experts, but the Hub includes some written by Boston Indicators and our local partners.see more
A race/class analysis of the wealth distributionRead more about A race/class analysis of the wealth distribution
In relative terms, Black and Latino Americans really are far more likely to be low-wealth. But it’s simultaneously true that most low-wealth families are white.
Exclusionary by Design: An Investigation of Zoning’s Use as a Tool of Race, Class, and Family Exclusion in Boston’s Suburbs, 1920 to TodayRead more about Exclusionary by Design: An Investigation of Zoning’s Use as a Tool of Race, Class, and Family Exclusion in Boston’s Suburbs, 1920 to Today
Based on extensive review of local planning documents, state reports, and press coverage over the past 100 years, this report finds widespread use of zoning as a tool of social exclusion
A Long Road Home: A Racial Equity Analysis of Homeownership Support Programs in MassachusettsRead more about A Long Road Home: A Racial Equity Analysis of Homeownership Support Programs in Massachusetts
Massachusetts has among the largest racial homeownership gaps in the country, but we also have some model affordable homeownership programs working to make a difference.
What Is Racial Wealth Inequity?
The “Racial Wealth Gap” Explained
When looking at wealth holdings by race, stark differences emerge. This observation is true not just of Metro Boston, but for the whole of the United States.
These concerns lead to important questions: How does wealth vary across racial groups? How are these differences measured? Click “Learn More” to get answers to these and other important questions about wealth. Our helpful racial wealth inequity overview and FAQ also points to deeper resources that illustrate the full scope of the problem — and its potential solutions.
Buy Back the Block: Examining Commercial Real Estate’s Potential to Boost Black Wealth
December 15, 2023