Omar is a researcher for the Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He graduated from the University ofMassachusetts Boston with a B.A. in Political Science and holds a Masters in International Relations from the American University in Cairo. His thesis focused on the politics of international oil and humanitarian intervention in Libya. Prior to joining IPS, Omar was an intern for Congressman Stephen F. Lynch. He later entered the nonprofit sector where he worked in direct human and social services. He is an arepa enthusiast and passionate about the Boston Celtics.
By Chuck Collins, Omar Ocampo, Sara Mycklebust, Bianca Agustin, Jonathan Heller, Inequality.org
As of November 17, the combined wealth of 647 U.S. billionaires increased by almost $960 billion since mid-March, the beginning of the pandemic lockdown—an increase of nearly $1 trillion in less than a year
By Omar Ocampo, Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Darrick Hamilton, Chuck Collins, Inequality.org
In our new report, White Supremacy is the Pre-existing Condition, we found that the concentration of wealth has surged during the pandemic, further exacerbating an already extreme racial wealth divide.