Economic Equity and Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

Deep rooted systemic racism perpetuates the racial wealth gap, which has accumulated over centuries. Racial inequities are baked into the structure of the economy. Racial Justice Commissioners welcome thought leaders to focus on how government can transform to overcome inequality for BIPOC New Yorkers, families, and communities in areas of wealth building, economic empowerment, worker’s rights and support for BIPOC small business owners. Commissioners will use this information to reshape how laws serve to equitably help New Yorkers have economic stability and success.