Race Matters: Unequal Opportunities for Family and Community Economic Success

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

January 1, 2006

Summary

It’s not easy to achieve equity for all if unintended racial bias in the business world is not addressed. This 2006 fact sheet brings awareness to the fiscal imbalance issue, shows the consequences of unintended bias on family wages and community survival and presents policy strategies to address the unintended discrimination issue. This brief is part of a comprehensive Race Matters toolkit. For more information, visit the Race Matters Institute.

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Key Takeaway

Jobs moving to the suburbs left lower-income residents with huge hurdles just to access the job market.

80% of the 10 million U.S. households without a bank account at the time of this report earned less than $25,000 a year, leaving them victim to predatory lenders.

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