Dedrick Muhammad


Dedrick Muhammad

Dedrick Muhammad is the Senior Organizer and Research Associate for the Program on Inequality and the Common Good of the Institute for Policy Studies. Dedrick’s special area of focus is the domestic racial wealth divide, particularly between African Americans and white Americans. He cofounded with Algernon Austin of the Economic Policy Institute the Race and Economy Policy Forum. Dedrick co-founded and is a regular contributor to United for a Fair Economy’s annual “State of The Dream” report. He was the sole author for the report “40 Years Later: The Unrealized American Dream” and co-authored with Chuck Collins a chapter in the Inequality Reader and contributed a chapter to “Mandate for Change.” Dedrick is working on his first book “Understanding Racial Inequality in the Obama Age” to be released in 2011. Dedrick’s work has been covered by The New York Times, The Nation, Sojourners magazine, Democracy Now!, BET News, C-SPAN, NPR, the Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post.

Formerly, Dedrick served as the National Field Director for Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. He also was the coordinator for the Racial Wealth Divide Project of United For A Fair Economy.

You can follow Dedrick on Twitter and the Huffington Post.


Wealth is the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Whether you are religious or secular, make holidays a celebration of family, tradition, and values instead of unsustainable spending and materialism.

Race and Economics: A Nation and Its Capital Divided

The best hope I see for the country and it's cities, like Washington DC, is that sooner rather than latter the electorate recognizes that changing politicians isn't a change we can believe in, rather the country must radically change the trickle down, deregulated economy which has maintained racial divisions and increased economic inequality.

Dishonoring MLK’s Legacy

What do Beck, Palin, and the NRA have to do with the 1963 March on Washington?
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