The US Racial Wealth Gap and the Implications for Financial Inclusion and Wealth Management Policies

  title={The US Racial Wealth Gap and the Implications for Financial Inclusion and Wealth Management Policies},
  author={Dawn Burton},
  journal={Journal of Social Policy},
  pages={683 - 700}
  • D. Burton
  • Published 2018
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Social Policy
Abstract This paper contributes to debates on economic inequality and ethnic and racial dimensions of social policy by focusing on the US racial wealth gap and assessing in what ways the private wealth management industry has contributed to this gap and reinforced white supremacy. The combined effects of the private wealth management industry reproducing whiteness and the industry being embedded in whiteness act as a barrier to developing a wider understanding of the savings and investment… Expand
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