The Racial Wealth Gap – Policy #2

The second policy that we will discussing in our Racial Wealth Gap campaign is the Land Seizures policy. The Land Seizures policy was enacted in 1865, and still disproportionately affects Black Americans today. This policy allowed white Americans to declare Black...

The Racial Wealth Gap – Policy #1

Last month we began a blog campaign discussing the effects of racially motivated policy in Des Moines, today we will be focusing on our first policy in this series. Andrew Johnson’s Land Policies and Sharecropping: “After the Civil War, only 30,000 African...