Access & Opportunity Podcast: Building Black Generational Wealth

Feb 24, 2022 9:00 AM ET

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Hosted by Carla Harris

On this episode, we hear from farmer Eddie Slaughter, who comes from a long line of Black farm owners and was determined to not let discriminatory lending practices make him the last. Then, Carla sits down with McKinsey partner Shelley Stewart III to discuss the pervasive inequities that have shaped Black Americans’ experience with acquiring wealth.

On this episode of Access & Opportunity, we’re continuing the conversation about the wealth gap through the lens of the Black financial experience. We hear from Eddie Slaughter, a legacy farmer based in Buena Vista, Georgia, who spent 30-plus years fighting the USDA to keep ownership of property that had been in his family for generations.

Next, host Carla Harris sits down with Shelley Stewart III, a McKinsey partner who leads the consultancy's research on Black economic mobility. We discuss the racial inequities that have kept Black Americans from building wealth and how those affected can prosper in spite of it. Come on and join us for the ride.

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