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Affluent and Black, and Still Trapped by Segregation

Why well-off black families end up living in poorer areas than white families with similar or even lower incomes.

From the New York Times

“The choices that black families make today are inevitably constrained by a legacy of racism that prevented their ancestors from buying quality housing and then passing down wealth that might have allowed today’s generation to move into more stable communities. And even when black households try to cross color boundaries, they are not always met with open arms: Studies have shown that white people prefer to live in communities where there are fewer black people, regardless of their income.”

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