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Income Disparity Persists Between Blacks, Whites

A new study reports that incomes have increased for both black and white families over the past three decades — but the gain is greater for whites. The study, which tracked more than 2,000 families, shows that a black family's income in 2004 was a little more than half that of a similar white family's income.


Julia Isaacs, author of Economic Mobility Project studies for the Pew Charitable Trusts; child and family policy fellow at the Brookings Institution

Clarence Page, op-ed writer for the Chicago Tribune

Thomas Shapiro, author of The Hidden Cost of Being African American; professor of law and social policy at Brandeis University.

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