Race Matters: Unequal Opportunities for Income Security

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

January 1, 2006

Summary

Racism contributes to poverty, even if it is unintended. Eliminating racial bias takes effort.  This brief shows the racial barriers to income security and presents policy strategies to conquer embedded racial discrimination.  This brief  is part of a comprehensive Race Matters toolkit. For more information, visit the Race Matters Institute. 

Key Takeaway

indicators relevant to child and family success is affected by poverty or a lack of income security

Many workers of color don’t qualify for government unemployment, insurance or tax credits because they fill part-time, temporary or seasonal low-wage jobs.

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