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'The Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys"

The disparity, even for black boys raised by wealthy parents, is stark. The chances of falling multiple income levels as an adult are comparatively huge.

Even when children grow up next to each other with parents who earn similar incomes, black boys fare worse than white boys in 99 percent of America. And the gaps only worsen in the kind of neighborhoods that promise low poverty and good schools.

Interestingly, there's no such huge disparity between white and black women.

The biggest predictor of future economic success for poor black boys is a demographic presence of fathers - not in the household, but in the community.  I wonder how much that reflects lower incarceration rates for black men in those particular neighborhoods.

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