The Recipe for the Racial Wealth Divide, with Wes Shannon

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Worth Knowing/The Recipe for the Racial Wealth Divide, with Wes Shannon

The Recipe for the Racial Wealth Divide, with Wes Shannon


Today’s guest is Certified Financial Planner, Wes Shannon. Wes became a Certified Financial Planner and founder of SJK Financial Planning after going back to school for his undergrad in his early fifties. He describes himself as “an old white guy” and a true Texan and he has a true heart for helping people with this finances including volunteering his services to help those such as single moms work on organizing their finances.

Wes is an alley as we talk about how to bridge the race gap and talk about the racial wealth divide. While there is a majority out there as a number of people, there doesn’t need to be a divide in the way we think about ourselves and each other and I think it’s important to get everyone involved in the conversation if we’re going to eliminate this gap..

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What Wes found when he started researching the racial wealth divide
  • ​The messages that the media has been sharing about race for decades
  • ​The importance of understanding that there are many ingredients that are impacting the racial wealth divide
  • ​The role that the education system is playing in the divide
  • How technology is failing us in 2020​
  • ​The beliefs that are holding the majority back from seeing the real problem
  • ​How the majority can join the conversation
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Twitter: @rwswes

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