Yup, Racism Is Real… And It Makes It Hard To Stay Rich When You’re Black

03.22.18

Born wealthy? If you’re a black boy, you probably won’t stay that way.

Youth Radio’s Riley Lockett reacts to newly published data that shows an extensive race-based wage gap, even in the wealthiest families. While rich white boys in the study tended to turn into rich or upper-middle class men, rich black boys did not — falling to middle class or below.

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