**FOR GRABB THE SHIFT SUMMIT HUSTLE BOX RECIPIENTS ONLY. USE CODE: GRABB AT CHECKOUT FOR FREE SHIPPING. When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, the black community owned less than 1 percent of the total wealth in America. More than 150 years later, that number has barely budged. The Color of Money seeks to explain the stubborn persistence of this racial wealth gap by focusing on the generators of wealth in the black community: black banks.