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March 2, 2015
The first essay of the Center’s “Demographics of Wealth” essay series, which examined the effect of race on families’ wealth levels, was featured in Bloomberg News, Bloomberg View, CCTV, CNBC, CNNMoney, KMOV-TV, KMOX-AM, NBC News, Quartz.com, Pacific Standard, Slate Magazine, St. Louis Business Journal, The Independent Voter Network, The Kansas City Star, The Las Vegas Review-Journal, The Seattle Times, The St. Louis American, The Wall Street Journal and WNEW-FM. Additionally, the Bloomberg View and CNNMoney pieces were picked up by more than 50 other news outlets nationwide. In the essay, the authors found that disparities in wealth across race and ethnicity have remained largely unchanged over the last quarter-century with the exception of Asian-Americans who have made great strides in increasing their wealth and income levels and are on track to surpass whites’ levels in the near future.