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.

January 1, 2006

Race Matters Collection

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Why poverty is such an overwhelming factor in racial inequity.

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    What role housing, transportation and job location play in family financial security.

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    Why policy "quick fixes" without cultural competence don’t help those that need it the most.

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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