On Friday, July 13, 2018, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) held a panel discussion on the state of black wealth in America. The panelists were Samantha Sanders, Director of Government Relations at the Economic Policy Institute, David D. Rixter, Principal of HCR Consulting L.L.C. and William Michael Cunningham, Founder, Creative Investment Research. The panel was moderated by Kevin B. Kimble, Esq., DC Bureau Chief of SCLC.
|William Michael Cunningham |
speaking at the SCLC Convention
The panel ended with a number of policy proposals to improve the economic status of Blacks. The primary solution discussed was greater anti-discrimination compliance and laws that do not damage Blacks. Another solution was reparations. Suggestions on this front included outright wealth transfers or other methods, such as "baby bonds." Another proposed solution was a federal job guarantee for people unable to find employment in the private sector.