Bootstrap Myth Exposed: White inheritance key driver in racial wealth gap

Bootstrap myth exposed: White inheritance key driver in racial wealth gap, David Dahmer, WISC, March 2, 2017, available here

“For centuries, white households enjoyed wealth-building opportunities that were systematically denied to people of color. Today our policies continue to impede efforts by African-American and Latino households to obtain equal access to economic security,” Amy Traub, report co-author and associate director of policy and research at Demos said in a statement. “When research shows that racial privilege now outweighs a fundamental key to economic mobility, like higher education, we must demand our policymakers acknowledge this problem and create policies that address structural inequity.”

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