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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New 2014 Black vs White Wealth Disparity Report: Will Minorities Ever Overcome Cycles Of Poverty Debate Forum

If you're a black or Latino living in the Lehigh Valley, you probably make less money, probably don't own a home, are less likely to go to college and banks are less likely to give you credit, compared to your white neighbors. Those findings in a study released Friday by the Lehigh Valley Research Consortium are at the heart of an effort by community leaders who are recommending a raft of new programs designed to help level a playing field they say is decidedly against minorities. The fact that income among Valley whites is 62 percent higher than the median income of Latinos, or that only 4 percent of the students who take the SATs are black, mirrors wealth disparity statistics... download full report: http://www.lehighvalleyresearch.org/files/articles/LVRC%20Report%202013-14.pdf

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