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Community Wise Podcast: The Color of Money

Each month, LISC CEO and president, Maurice A. Jones, shares his thoughts and ideas on community development topics. 

This month Mehrsa Baradaran, author of The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap and Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives at the University of Georgia School of Law, joined Maurice A. Jones and Imani Darden from our Knowledge Management team to discuss the history of the racial wealth gap and its impact on economic prosperity for communities of color. The conversation explores the viability of entrepreneurship and business ownership in the context of this history and the role of the industry at large in pushing for economic justice. 


  • Take a look at Mehrsa’s feature in the PBS documentary “Blacks in Business” here.


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