In this episode, Camille Busette, senior fellow and director of the Race, Prosperity and Inclusion Initiative at Brookings, and Richard Reeves, senior fellow and co-director of the Center on Children and Families at Brookings, discuss the changing racial demographics of the U.S. middle class, political and cultural assumptions about the middle class, and what effect the increasing racial pluralism of the middle class may have on economic policy.
- The middle class is becoming race-plural, just like the rest of America
- 6 charts showing race gaps within the American middle class
- Black incomes outpace the national average in 124 majority-black cities: So where’s the investment?
- Race, Prosperity and Inclusion Initiative
With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Brennan Hoban, and Fred Dews for additional support.
Intersections is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.