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Our approach to understanding racial inequality is organized around our community development focus areas: access to credit, workforce development and regional economic differences.

Speech

A Tragic Reality

Aug. 3, 2020

Richmond Fed president Tom Barkin discusses racial inequality in the Fifth District and how the Richmond Fed is working to make a positive difference.

Tom Barkin
President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Podcast

The Economics of Crime and Policing

Feb. 10, 2022

Ray Owens and Santiago Pinto discuss current trends in crime rates, the challenges of determining the extent of crime and its causes, and the impact of policing on crime rates. They also review research on racial bias in policing and the impact of police violence against Black citizens. Owens and Pinto are senior economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Health and Justice


Article

The High Point Initiative

Third Quarter 2013

One North Carolina city sought a different way of breaking up drug markets without contributing to the higher incarceration rate of black men

Jessie Romero
Assistant Vice President