On March 19, The New York Times reported on a study, "Race and Economic Opportunity in the United States: An Intergenerational Perspective" by a group of researchers Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Maggie R. Jones, and Sonya Porter. Among other findings, the researchers found that black boys end up poorer as adults than their white counterparts, even when they are from similar economic backgrounds. They also found that, "black and white girls from families with comparable earnings attain similar individual incomes as adults." The findings led many people to discuss the trouble with black boys or with racism and sexism.
Not surprisingly, the study's findings generated considerable conversation. Here's a roundup of some of the coverage.
• March 19: Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black boys - Emily Badger et al. - NY Times
• March 19: 5 Key Takeaways From That New Report on the Wealth of Black Men - Kenrya Rankin - Colorlines
• March 19: The full scope of racial devaluation on economic opportunity - Benjamin Doxdator
• March 19: Coverage of important paper about race, economic opportunity in US - David Deming - Twitter
• March 19: This article is going to get widely circulated today - Chanda Shuri - Twitter
• March 19: We should not focus our antiracist policies on... - Ibram X. Kendi - Twitter
• March 19: An absolutely devastating new study about race and black males - Nikole Hannah-Jones - Twitter
• March 19: Anytime your data leads us down a path to patriarchy - Brittney Cooper - Twitter
• March 20: Black men are at the bottom of the economic ladder - Michelle Singletary - Washington Post
• March 20: Black boys fare worse than white boys in 99% of America - Fiza Pirani - Atlanta Journal Constitution
• March 20: New research on race, place, and opportunity in US - Liz Hipple - Equitable Growth
• March 21: Massive new study on race and economic mobility in America - Dylan Matthews - Vox
• March 21: An End to the Class vs Race Debate - Ralph Richard Banks - NY Times
• March 22: The inheritance of black poverty: It’s all about the men - Winship, Reeves, Guyot - Brookings Institute
• March 24: Race and Economic Opportunity in the United States - Chett, Hendren, Jones, Porter - Harvard Univ.
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