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The Center for American Progress strongly recommends that the executive branch explicitly prioritize eliminating the racial wealth gap, as it is the result of the collective and compounding impact of harms over centuries. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have both spoken about the importance of combating systematic racism. Now, they must meet this moment with a full-scale intentional and strategic plan that reaches across the entire federal government and puts in place actual infrastructure to tackle racial inequality. This issue brief provides a menu of options for the Biden administration, all of which could be implemented within the first year: Create a White House Racial Equity Office, Appoint a senior adviser to the president, Ensure racial equity within the Executive Office of the President, Work with Congress to modify the goals of the Council of Economic Advisers.