Thursday, 28 February 2013
Is There Still Racial Injustice in This Country?
"The wealth gap between blacks and whites has ballooned since the middle of the Reagan administration, nearly tripling between 1984 and 2009, according to a new Brandeis University study.
The study, released Wednesday, found that the median white household held a net worth of $265,000 by 2009, eight times more than the median black household's net worth of just $28,500. That division will continue to haunt black Americans for years to come, according to Tatjana Meschede, a co-author of the study."*
What is the racial wealth gap in the United States, and has it gotten better over the years? How long has the legacy of racism persisted, and is there a just way to correct it? Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
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Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 00:41