[video] I’m black and I’m a member of the 1%

“If you are a person of color you can have as much money as you want, you are still are who you are” – Sheila Johnson (co-founder of B.E.T)

In the U.S. today, the average African-American household owns just 6 cents for every $1 of wealth held by the typical white household, and blacks make up just 1.7% of the top 1% of wealthy Americans. But there are black members of the 1% who are working to change that. Tanzina Vega investigates the historical and contemporary racial barriers to wealth creation in the U.S.

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