Happy Friday to all! This week we bring you new research on the racial wealth gap for families with children and cover recent scholarship on the connection between politics and rising hate crimes against Black and Latinx people.


Racial Wealth Gaps Even Worse for Black Families with Kids” by Jean Marie Maier. New research shows the extent of the racial wealth gap following the Great Recession, particularly between White and Black families with kids.

Politics and the Rise in Hate Crimes Against Black and Latinx People” by Jillian LaBranche. We summarize new research that shows politicians’ actions are linked to rising hate crimes for both Black and Latinx people but the nature of this connection differs.

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