Expert Detail



Meizhu Lui
Author, Independent Consultant
Phone: (808) 345-9024
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P.O. Box 175
Papaaloa, HI 96780

Type of Asset Work

Area(s) of Expertise
Wealth Disparities

Specific Population Focus
African Americans, Asian Americans, Immigrants, Latinos/Hispanics, Native Americans


Selected Asset Publications (3)

Meizhu Lui is the former director of the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative at the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, a national effort to close the racial wealth gap for the next generation. Prior to joining the Insight Center, Ms. Lui was the Executive Director of United for a Fair Economy, a national, nonprofit that works to publicize issues of growing economic inequality, income and wealth disparities, and the persistent economic gap between whites and people of color. Meizhu describes herself as a "professional troublemaker." She was a kitchen worker and AFSCME activist, and was the first Asian to become the elected President of a local union in Massachusetts. Her work for racial and gender equality has been recognized by numerous organizations such as the Boston Women's Fund, the Union of Minority Neighborhoods, and the Labor Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She is a Trustee of the Hyams Foundation and was selected for the 2007 Barr Fellows Program. Ms. Lui also served on the Center for American Progress Task Force. She has published several articles and co-authored The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the US Racial Wealth Divide.