Black Boys and Economic Disparities

A new study by The Equality of Opportunity Project finds that black boys will fall behind white boys in earning potential when they are adults, even if they start on equal footing.


The Equality of Opportunity Project report:

Washington Post article:


Tracy Jan, Reporter, The Washington Post, email:, Twitter: @tracyjan

Valerie Wilson, Director, Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy, The Economic Policy Institute

Dr. Greg Carr, Chair, Afro-American Studies, Howard University


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