Money, Power, Inequality
Why, after years of new policies and good intentions, is Boston still so unequal? And what can we do about it? The Money, Power, Inequality team will zero in on the racial wealth gap and why it persists.
That includes a fuller exploration of our history of inequities: the role of Boston in the slave trade and tracing the systems and policies that have enabled the racial wealth gap to endure.
We’ll explore the societal structures — both intentional and accidental — that stand in the way of wealth equality, from housing policies to a higher education system that favors those who already have the resources. It also means showing how the wealth gap hurts us all, and how closing it doesn’t mean that others lose out. We will focus on illuminating big and bold solutions. And we’ll do this work in conversation with our readers and the community.