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. This article examines income inequality between blacks and whites and how it is driven entirely by what is happening among these boys and the men they become.

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AuthorEmily Badger, Claire Cain Miller, Adam Pearce, and Kevin Quealy
TypeArticle
Category/CategoriesStructural Barriers