Blacks' Wealth 20 Times Less Than Whites in U.S.A.

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Registered: 12-23-2010
Blacks' Wealth 20 Times Less Than Whites in U.S.A.
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Tue, 07-26-2011 - 10:25pm

I heard all over the news today that the average household wealth for blacks is about $5,300 and for whites it is around $113,500. This is the highest wealth difference between blacks and whites ever. Is it time to increase affirmative action programs for blacks?

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Registered: 06-07-2011

I think you need to look at education levels/incomes rather than skin color/incomes.

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Registered: 12-23-2010

I agree. Too many White and Asian tax dollars have been wasted to improve the socio-economic status of Blacks. It's time to stop this waste. Programs for affirmative action should be cut. Programs to lower the intelligence bar for university admissions should also be cut.

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Registered: 05-03-2011
I find it fascinating all the replies regarding affirmative action when nothing of the sort was mentioned in the article.
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Registered: 03-18-2000
"I think you need to look at education levels"

It would help if all schools had equal quality education. There's almost no level playing field.

 


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Registered: 11-13-2009
There's not a level playing field in employment, either. I once did a phone interview with a large law firm in Houston. Found out much later while working there that everyone in the office had been called to listen to my voice to make sure I wasn't black. I was appalled when I found out.

 

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Registered: 06-07-2011

((It would help if all schools had equal quality education. There's almost no level playing field.))

Which brings us to the Dept. of Education.

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((Found out much later while working there that everyone in the office had been called to listen to my voice to make sure I wasn't black. I was appalled when I found out.))
Wow!
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"...listen to my voice to make sure I wasn't black...."
Deplorable!!!

 


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