wealth inequality

The Heist: Season 2


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Season 2 of The Heist will premiere on Feb. 22.

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Click transcript to read the trailer transcript.

ReShonda Young is trying to do something nobody in the country has managed in more than 20 years. Open a new Black-owned bank.

In the second season of The Heist, we follow her quest to confront the enormous wealth gap between Black and white Americans with tools of the banking system that has helped perpetuate it. And we tell the story of that gap, a centuries-long heist pulled off through virulent discrimination.

Here’s the thing: To open a bank, you need to raise a lot of money. And if you’re aiming for majority Black ownership, the wealth gap will fight back every step of the way.

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Season 2 Credits

  • Host/reporter: Jamie Smith Hopkins
  • Producers: Camille Petersen and Mitchell Johnson
  • Associate Producer: Isabel Carter
  • Executive producer: Gretta Cohn
  • Managing producer: Wilson Sayre
  • Editors: Sara Nics, Shoshi Shmuluvitz, Jennifer LaFleur and Matt DeRienzo
  • Contributing Editor: Jordan Bailey
  • Mix engineer: Rick Kwan
  • Design and audience engagement: Lisa Yanick Litwiller, Janeen Jones, Ashley Clarke and Alex Eichenstein
  • Fact checking: Peter Newbatt Smith
  • Drone footage: Rotor Visual
  • Photography: Brenna Norman
  • Interactive graphics: Sophie Austin

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