Saturday, February 27, 2016

Half of black Americans born into poverty stay poor

Upward mobility from the bottom of the income distribution is much less likely for black than white Americans: 51% of the black Americans born into the lowest fifth of the earnings distribution remain there at age 40. Downward inter-generational social mobility from the middle to the bottom is much more common among black Americans. Seven out of ten black Americans born into the middle quintile fall into one of the two quintiles below as adults. In some ways, this is an even more depressing fact than the poor rates of upward mobility. Even black Americans who make it to the middle class are likely to see their kids fall down the ladder. Race gaps in wealth – already wide – widened further during the Great Recession. The median wealth of white households is now 13 times greater than for black households – the largest gap in a quarter century, according to analysis by the Pew Research Center. Black median wealth almost halved during the recession, falling from $19,200 in 2007 to $11,000 in 2013.


Obie said...

Blacks stay poor because they have neither the intelligence nor drive to improve their lot in life. As for those blacks who build a better life for themselves, they're only making the most out of what the white man has given them in the way of education and social welfare. One doesn't see many blacks living the high life in the Dark Continent, where they have only each other to lend them a helping hand.

Anonymous said...

The allele frequency is different in negroids' genome. This effects their behaviors and IQ level.

Having a lower average IQ than non-negroids, poor impulse control, lesser future time orientation and higher testosterone leads to a combination of factors that keep the vast majority of them operating at a lower level than non-negroids. Just look at Iceland and Haiti and you'll see what I mean.

Look it up; all proven facts. Social programs will not change their genome.