Why most Americans oppose reparations for slavery : NPR

«”A majority of our sample tends to think that we’ve made steady progress towards greater equality in wealth between families, so between black and white families,” he says. “That is totally inconsistent with reality.”

Most of those he surveyed thought that today, for every $100 dollars white families have, Black families have about $90. In fact, the racial wealth gap is exponentially larger. Given its magnitude, and the recent intense focus on racial justice around the country, Kraus calls this disconnect a kind of “collective willful ignorance.”»


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