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Retail Race Divide: How the Retail Industry is Perpetuating Racial Inequality in the 21st Century

A new Demos/NAACP report finds that retail employers pay Black and Latino full-time workers just 75 percent of the wages of their white peers, amounting to losses up to $7,500 per year. In The Retail Race Divide: How the Retail Industry is Perpetuating Racial Inequality in the 21st Century, Catherine Ruetschlin, Demos Senior Policy Analyst, and Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Senior Director of the NAACP Economic Department and Executive Director of the NAACP Financial Freedom Center, analyze retail workers’ occupations, earnings and schedules.

Spring Edition of The Angle: 21st Century Movement for Economic Justice

The Spring edition of The Angle: 21st Century Movement for Economic Justice has been released. The Angle is a quarterly publication that provides an overview of the National Economic Department’s and NAACP units' work around key economic justice issues. It is distributed to all 1,200 NAACP units and to all of our partners.

OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY REPORT CARD: HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

The Opportunity & Diversity Report Card: The Healthcare Industry is the third in a series of NAACP’s economic report cards on corporate diversity and inclusion. With the healthcare industry being one of the fastest growing sectors in the country, it is important to highlight opportunities in the industry and where we can strengthen people of color’s full participation.

NAACP Econ Continues to Promote Diversity in Financial Sector

As part of our ongoing efforts to promote diversity in the workforce, NAACP Econ participated in a two-day summit with the Greenlining Institute and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.