The racial wealth gap in the United States has long existed, but more white Americans are taking note of it and its systemic causes in the wake of more widespread Black Lives Matter protests this past year. Retired Harvard Business School senior lecturer Steven S. Rogers joined Adam Reilly to discuss his book that explores not just the history behind the financial disparity, but also concrete, effective steps that white people can take to help address it: "A Letter to My White Friends and Colleagues: What You Can Do Right Now To Help The Black Community."

Rogers’ steps include depositing money in Black-owned banks and keeping it there, donating to historically Black colleges and universities, patronizing Black-owned businesses and supporting reparations.

WATCH: Helping white people help the Black community