Race and Economic Inequality

CNN reports on some pretty stunning new figures about the relationship between race and economic status in America. As you can see below, the figures (for household ‘net worth’) aren’t pretty.

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Even more depressingly, the gap between black and white has almost doubled during the recession. But racism is totally over now because there’s a black president!

13 thoughts on “Race and Economic Inequality

  1. Wow. Though, interestingly, in dollar terms the gap between median black and white household net worth actually shrank by more than $15K during the period.

    Magicalersatz, were you linking the change in the gap to racism?

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