African-Americans

Racial gaps have not vanished. African American and Latino full-time workers make just 75% and 68%, respectively, of the earnings of whites.
11/01/2011
Data Byte
New York - Today, the Institute on Assets and Social Policy and the national policy center Demos released a report revealing that only four percent of Latino seniors and eight percent of African-American seniors have the resources to maintain economic security for the duration of their...
09/25/2011
Press Release
Even before the full impact of the Great Recession hit, seniors were seeing their retirement security steadily and rapidly destroyed. The elimination of secure pensions for most Americans combined with rising costs of basic expenses has resulted in a dramatic rise in senior economic insecurity...
09/21/2011
Publication
Today headlines are filled with stories of middle-class families struggling to survive the current downturn. But the problems of middle-class families did not start with the recession. Between 2000 and 2006, the number of middle-class families that lacked economic security grew from 19 to 23...
08/08/2011
Publication
Building on Living Longer on Less, the first report in a series examining the financial vulnerability of the elderly, this report examines the economic security of African-American and Latino senior households.   LONG-TERM ECONOMIC SECURITY AND RISK  The SFSI finds that  91 percent...
08/08/2011
Publication
“The middle class is not on the same solid footing that it once was,” said Jennifer Wheary, who cowrote a study on the recession’s impact on middle-class African Americans and Latinos with Brandeis University and the New York think tank Demos. In the prerecession years of 2000 to 2006,...
07/17/2011
News/Resource
Shirley Sherrod, Randall Kennedy, William Julius Wilson, and Others Write About the Status of America's Racial Discourse In New Report Read the report here: http://ampro.me/g0jz3n Washington, D.C. – Despite the election of the first African-American president, which seemed to mark a new era...
03/04/2011
Press Release
Recent federal action, including the passage of the Credit Card Bill of Rights of 2009 and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, provided needed regulation and oversight of the credit card industry. However, past debt continues to haunt families even as they add on new debt. The...
08/30/2010
Publication
Over nine out of 10 senior households of color do not have sufficient economic security to sustain themselves through their projected lives. New York — New research shows that 9 out of 10 senior households of color do not have the economic security needed to sustain themselves through their...
05/06/2010
Press Release
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