Postdoctoral Fellow Rachel Marie Brooks Atkins cites findings from her research including that Black and white households with similar financial resources do not have equal access to commercial loans
— June 20, 2020
Excerpt from Los Angeles Times -- "Even when Black and white households have similar financial resources, there’s still not the same level of access to commercial loans, said Rachel Atkins, a post-doctoral faculty fellow in the management and organizations department at the NYU Stern School of Business. For example, Atkins’ research is showing that Black homeowners weren’t as able to use their home equity for start-up capital as white homeowners could. 'There’s just too much evidence that Black business owners are not able to access commercial lending to the same degree,' Atkins said."