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Black boys are the least likely of any group to escape poverty

An important read for anyone with an interest in social justice in the U.S.  Some facts that stood out …

  1. A black man born to parents at the median income would expect to end up lower on the income ladder than his parents, while a white man born to parents of median income would not. This is important, because it abstracts from dependency on how well-off one’s parents are.
  2. Among children with parents earning at the 25th percentile, black boys had lower incomes in adulthood than white boys in 99% of neighborhoods

       https://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2018/04/broken-ladder

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