Employee Ownership for Black Workers: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

Two undeniable facts make employee ownership a viable solution for closing the racial wealth gap: the wealth gap in America — and Atlanta in particular — is widening and steady, low-wage employment is failing to make a difference. This study explores how traditional structures have contributed to the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few, and how employee ownership can help to democratize the economy and empower Black workers to build wealth and economic stability. Through a combination of case studies and analysis of existing research, Dr. Cynthia Hewitt, Ph.D. of Morehouse College, and Kyle K. Moore, Ph.D. of The New School, make a compelling case for the adoption of employee ownership models as a means of achieving greater economic equity and opportunity for Black workers.

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