Louise Story is an independent journalist. As an RSF visiting journalist, Story will research and write about the history of the racial wealth gap, with a special focus on Black Americans. Her project (in partnership with journalist Ebony Reed) will focus on contemporary Black millennials who are trying to increase their families' wealth. Story will examine how these families' histories - as well as the history of the racial wealth gap - inform their lives today. Story will examine a range of factors that contribute to the racial wealth gap, including homeownership, stock and other investment ownership, business formation, banking policy, trends in income, discrimination in hiring and work policies, loans, and bankruptcy.