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September 01st 2016:The Racial Wealth Gap Is Shocking, And We're All Being Hurt! An Interview with Josh Hoxie and Emanuel Nieves

Are you just trying to get by? So how do you feel when you hear that the average black family would have to work 228 years to build the wealth of the average white family today? And if something doesn’t change, that gap will worsen. If you think that doesn’t impact you, guess again. Whatever our race or gender, most of us focus on our own struggles, feeling we have to fight for ourselves, even if we care about others. So how can we admit that slavery and institutional racism have created virtually insurmountable obstacles for blacks, and Hispanics are also losing out? Our security would feel t

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Josh Hoxie

Josh Hoxie heads up the Project on Opportunity and Taxation at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). Josh’s main focus is on addressing wealth inequality through the estate tax, a levy on the intergenerational transfer of immense wealth. Prior to joining IPS, Josh worked as a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the longest serving independent in Congressional history, both in his office in Washington, DC and on his successful 2012 re-election campaign. Josh co-authored the recent report, Billionaire Bonanza: The Forbes 400 and the Rest of Us with his colleague Chuck Collins. He’s written extensively on issues around inequality in a range of publications including
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Emanuel Nieves

Emanuel Nieves is Government Affairs Manager at CFED, where he works to inform and mobilize advocates across the country to push for policy change at the federal level that expands economic opportunity. He also co-leads CFED’s work on predatory lending and coordinates the Assets Building Policy Network. Before joining CFED, he worked at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, where he coordinated LISC’s local office advocacy efforts in Washington, DC, and provided support on an array of housing and community development federal issues.
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