Equality of Opportunity Project

Race and Economic Opportunity in the United States

Posted on April 16, 2018

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with similar backgrounds, according to a sweeping new study that traced the lives of millions of children.

White boys who grow up rich are likely to remain that way. Black boys raised at the top, however, are more likely to become poor than to stay wealthy in their own adult households.

NY Times article (with very cool data visualization): https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/19/upshot/race-class-white-and-black-men.html

Executive summary of report: http://www.equality-of-opportunity.org/assets/documents/race_summary.pdf


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