State of Black Wealth

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Columbus Metropolitan Library

96 South Grant Avenue

Columbus, OH 43215

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Wealth—an individual’s or family’s financial net worth—can function as a generational stepping stone that older generations pass on and future generations benefit from and build over time.

However, due to racial discrimination and institutionalized bias that prevented the accumulation of black wealth: from slavery, then indentured servitude under Jim Crow, segregated housing and schooling, to the seizure of property — the median black family own just $3,600, just 2 percent of the $147,000 of wealth the median white family own. In fact, according to the Institute for Policy Studies, the wealth disparity between black and white families will take 228 years to close.

Join the Columbus African Council and other community partners for a conversation on the racial wealth gap and how we, as individuals and community leaders, can set a course for a more prosperous future throughout the African Diaspora in Columbus.

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