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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-07 08:17 AM
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39. Perhaps we could salvage this thread
by turning it into a teach-in.

Submission #1:

Wealth Gap Between Blacks and Whites Has Grown Larger, Scholars Find
"Right now, almost 80 percent of black kids begin their adult lives with no assets whatsoever," said Oliver. "That's not the case for white kids. If they don't have financial resources in hand, they have access to them through their families. Most black kids don't have that available to them."

According to some researchers, as much as 80 percent of the wealth people accumulate over the course of their lifetimes actually begins as a gift from a relative, he added. That gift can come in the form of a down payment on a first home, a college education, or an inheritance from a parent or grandparent.

"If you look at lack of wealth, you find it among all sectors of the population," Oliver continued, "but even disadvantaged whites can generate more wealth and pass it on from generation to generation than disadvantaged African Americans."

"The overriding idea people bring away from this book is that the prism of wealth allows one to understand the historical accumulation of inequality and how it continues to structure the lives of African Americans differently from that of whites," Oliver said.
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  -Is this racist? imfreaky  Mar-01-07 07:39 AM   #0 
  - I wonder if anybody else can see through this oh so clever trap  bryant69   Mar-01-07 07:41 AM   #1 
  - We're just too smart for the freak. LOL!  Connie_Corleone   Mar-01-07 07:45 AM   # 
  - What a boring link, yet enlightening.  yellerpup   Mar-01-07 07:46 AM   #10 
     - boring yet enlightening?  bryant69   Mar-01-07 07:47 AM   #12 
        - I once heard NPR described  BOSSHOG   Mar-01-07 08:05 AM   #27 
        - I apologize.  yellerpup   Mar-01-07 08:13 AM   #36 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-01-07 07:42 AM   #2 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-01-07 07:42 AM   #3 
  - Where on earth are they coming from?  waiting for hope   Mar-01-07 07:46 AM   #11 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-01-07 07:52 AM   #16 
  - Maybe you should  H2O Man   Mar-01-07 07:42 AM   #4 
  - Gee, I wonder if this will end up being about Obama?  Kutjara   Mar-01-07 07:43 AM   #5 
  - 4 minutes to smoke him out! Kudos!  rug   Mar-01-07 07:50 AM   #14 
  - Thank you kindly! Google was my friend.  Kutjara   Mar-01-07 07:54 AM   #18 
  - truth be told I hadn't seen this. I did think I was being somewhat origina.  imfreaky   Mar-01-07 08:07 AM   #30 
  - oh this looks fun  lwfern   Mar-01-07 07:43 AM   #6 
  - Who is oppressed? He's running for president.  imfreaky   Mar-01-07 07:58 AM   #23 
  - Yawn.....  marmar   Mar-01-07 07:45 AM   #7 
  - 3....2....1....  lukasahero   Mar-01-07 07:45 AM   #8 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-01-07 07:45 AM   #9 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-01-07 07:47 AM   #13 
  - But what makes it different. ARE WE EQUAL OR NOT??  imfreaky   Mar-01-07 07:56 AM   #20 
     - Dude - what universe do you live in?  lukasahero   Mar-01-07 08:00 AM   #25 
        - And,.... Who is being oppressed????  imfreaky   Mar-01-07 08:03 AM   #26 
           - That's like Barbara Bush being surprised that there were still poor people.  izzybeans   Mar-01-07 08:07 AM   #31 
              - Open of course. I have become sick of the woe is me attitude.  imfreaky   Mar-01-07 08:14 AM   #37 
                 - Then you clearly do not understand American history.  izzybeans   Mar-01-07 08:18 AM   #40 
  - .  izzybeans   Mar-01-07 07:50 AM   #15 
  - 13. never going out of your parents' basement.  poli speak   Mar-01-07 07:52 AM   #17 
  - Seriously!!?? Is it racist???  imfreaky   Mar-01-07 07:55 AM   #19 
  - Come on guys - jump through my hoops. I promise not to slam  bryant69   Mar-01-07 07:56 AM   #21 
  - First answer this:  rug   Mar-01-07 08:00 AM   #24 
  - If they put the rights of women over men. Yes. Equality is what we need.  imfreaky   Mar-01-07 08:05 AM   #28 
     - Then you've answered your own question.  rug   Mar-01-07 08:08 AM   #32 
  - It's an invalid question. White's weren't subject to slavery, forced segregation, and  izzybeans   Mar-01-07 08:06 AM   #29 
     - You mean whites in America weren't slaves. Whites, heck, all races have  imfreaky   Mar-01-07 08:10 AM   #33 
        - All right, now this is just stupid.  rug   Mar-01-07 08:12 AM   #34 
        - Yeah Northern Liberals.  izzybeans   Mar-01-07 08:12 AM   #35 
           - You mean to tell me that you think that northern liberals are  imfreaky   Mar-01-07 08:17 AM   #38 
              - Who were nothern liberals.  izzybeans   Mar-01-07 08:19 AM   #42 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-01-07 07:58 AM   #22 
  - Perhaps we could salvage this thread  lwfern   Mar-01-07 08:17 AM   #39 
  - Anytime you have to preface what you say with is this racist or sexist or whatever else  Horse with no Name   Mar-01-07 08:18 AM   #41 
  - locking.....  Moderator   Mar-01-07 08:22 AM   #43 

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