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Maggie Lena Walker, the daughter of a slave who built a bank (wsj.com)
11 points by jkuria 28 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 3 comments

This bit of history is especially interesting given the recent Citi Group report which "shows if four key racial gaps for Blacks — wages, education, housing, and investment — were closed 20 years ago, $16 trillion could have been added to the U.S. economy. And if the gaps are closed today, $5 trillion can be added to U.S. GDP over the next five years."[0] The fervent, continued maintenance of white supremacy has been and continues to be quite costly.

[0] https://www.citivelocity.com/citigps/closing-the-racial-ineq...

Emotional intelligence and human connection outperform fiscal subjugation by remote strangers.

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