http://thegrio.com/2017/02/06/new-racial-wealth-gap-report-finds-that-wealth-gap-is-structural/ New racial wealth gap report finds that wealth gap is structural A new report examining the racial wealth gap between African-American, Latino, and white households found that the gap is structural and fueled by public policy. thegrio.com new report issued by Demos and the Institute for Assets & Social Policy (IASP) at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management examining the racial wealth gap between African-American, Latino, and white households found that the gap is structural and fueled by public policy. The report found that the gap is not affected by college attendance, two-parent households, full-time jobs or lower spending. All of these explanations have been put forth to explain the wealth gap, but all were found not to make a significant difference in closing the gap. “For centuries, white households enjoyed wealth-building opportunities that were systematically denied to people of color. Today our policies continue to impede efforts by African-American and Latino households to obtain equal access to economic security,” said Amy Traub, who is the Associate Director of Policy and Research at Demos and co-author of the report.