Chart of the Week: A Majority of Middle Class Black Children Will Be Poorer as Adults » Sociological Images
While we keep focusing on test scores in schools, we ignore overall structural inequalities.
“Black children born into the middle class — literally the middle 5th of Americans as measured by household income — overwhelmingly see downward mobility. 16% will remain somewhere in the middle, 14% will be richer than their parents, and a whopping 69% will end up less economically stable. In comparison, only 38% of Americans, overall, born into the middle 5th see a decline in their status as adults.”
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