Defeat income inequality in Boston
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A recent Spotlight article in the Boston Globe articulated what many people of color have felt in the city of Boston for many years. With all of the great academic and professional opportunity this city has to offer, black and brown people are somehow left out of the equation.
Some key highlights that speak to the challenge are:
- African Americans in Greater Boston have a net worth of $8.00 vs $247,000 for white households
- A black middle class family has 4 neighborhoods where they will see other families that look like them vs 516 for whites
- 34 years ago leaders promised to be more inclusive - The “Vault” — an organization of Boston’s most powerful business leaders — had no black people among its 20 members. Now (2017): The “New Vault” — the 16-person Massachusetts Competitive Partnership — has no black members.
To dive deeper here is the article: Read It Here
The solution here is to find other people who care and organize ourselves. We need to come together and let the city know that it is imperative that we have the same access to opportunity as our counterparts. This petition will serve two specific goals:
- Show our current administration in Massachusetts that we care!
- Connect business leaders to a grass roots campaign that will help to bridge the gap and change the economic inequality!
I am one of the folks who has and still experiences the loneliness this article describes. I have decided to do my part to ensure that the good people of color who chose beautiful Boston and call it home, have an equal shot, at a positive experience just like anyone. Let's come together and change Boston for the better!
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