Do you have any data on the 'discrepancy in wealth between people who are the descendants of slaveholders and people who are the descendants of slaves?'
#31 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE
"American history is replete with horrific episodes that prevented the accumulation of black wealth for centuries: first slavery, then indentured servitude under Jim Crow, segregated housing and schooling, seizure of property and racial discrimination. The result was that in 1962, two years before the passage of landmark civil-rights legislation and the Great Society programme, the average wealth of white households was seven times greater than that of black households. Yet after decades of declining discrimination and the construction of a modern welfare state, that ratio remains the same. The mean of black household wealth is $138,200"for whites, that number is $933,700." www.economist.com
When whites have a 7:1 headstart and the majority of political and economic power, and blacks experience continuing discrimination in employment, housing, and education exactly how are blacks supposed to catch up?