Racism Still Blocks Opportunity

Link: Racism still blocks opportunity for blacks, Hispanics.

There’s all too much data that indicate racism is still very much with us, going to the very heart of what America is supposed to be all about: opportunity. Nationally, blacks and Latinos have lower wages and higher unemployment rates than whites. Meanwhile, according to a 2006 Harvard University study, school segregation for blacks and Latinos has worsened since 1992. Some of the problems Latinos experience may be attributed to the immigrants’ willingness to take low-paying jobs and English proficiency issues. None of those factors, however, are at play for blacks.


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