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Maggie Anderson

Maggie Anderson appears in the following:

A Closer Look at the Racial Divisions in the US Economy

Thursday, March 01, 2012

In the past couple years, the economy has become the focus of media coverage, politics and national debate. Movements like Occupy Wall Street brought issues of economic disparity and class to the center stage. But where and how does race fit into all this? 

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One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy

Monday, February 27, 2012

Maggie Anderson talks about her family’s yearlong experiment to buy only from black-owned businesses, a decision she made because she says most African Americans live in economically starved neighborhoods, black wealth is about one tenth of white wealth, and black businesses lag behind businesses of all other racial groups in every measure of success. In Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy, she draws on economic research and social history as well as her personal story.

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