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US Racial Wealth Gap Largest Since 1984 July 29, 2011

Filed under: race — Jender @ 1:59 pm

The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from 2009.

In 1995, white households were only 7 times wealthier than black ones. (What a sad commentary it is that this figure represents a high water mark of equality.)

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One Response to “US Racial Wealth Gap Largest Since 1984”

  1. j Says:

    Disgraceful! And the US is supposed to be the “land of opportunity”? “Opportunity” for who??!! And this is based on 2009 data – how much worse is it now?


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