Graphic on income inequality demonstrating systemic racism.

Interactive data shows income inequality and impact of racism on black boys

The worst places for poor white children are almost all better than the best places for poor black children.

It’s easy for some to imagine that the US is the land of opportunity. After all, it’s a common narrative. But having good reality testing means looking at and absorbing data. To that end, Opportunity Insights deserves praise for their research, and also their advocacy.

The infographics that ended up getting published in the New York Times on income inequality and the impact of racism on black boys is powerful.

Summary report of research on income inequality (PDF)

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.

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

By EMILY BADGER, CLAIRE CAIN MILLER, ADAM PEARCE and KEVIN QUEALY

New York Times article on income inequality

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