Inequality is a defining American issue, and perhaps no measure more accurately exemplifies the failures and injustices of historic and current-day economic decisions than the “racial wealth gap.” In the current political moment—when bold ideas to rebalance economic and political power, especially by race, are central to public debate—we have the opportunity to reevaluate how we think about racial inequality and how our current economic system has exacerbated it.

In Don’t Fixate on the Racial Wealth Gap: Focus on Undoing its Root Causes, Insight Center for Community Economic Development President and Roosevelt Fellow Anne Price examines how focusing on the root of racial wealth inequality rather than fixating on the racial wealth gap can help us build a path toward a fairer and more sustainable economic and political system—one that will right our historical wrongs and prevent such injustices from occurring in the future.