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Here's Why Progressives Shouldn't Get Too Excited About Hillary Clinton's Nomination [View all]

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Once in office, Obama failed to live up to the "hope" and "change" rhetoric that so galvanized his supporters. The movement that sprung up around his candidacy evaporated.

Over the next eight years, the black-white wealth gap reached a 24-year high. A Pew Research Center analysis of data from the Federal Reserve's Survey of Consumer Finances revealed that the median wealth of of white households was 13 times that of black households in 2013. From 2010 to 2013, the median wealth of white households increased from $138,600 to $141,900. For black households, it fell from rom $16,600 to $11,000.

And African-American women earned just 60 cents for every dollar paid to white men; by way of comparison, white women make 79 cents for every dollar white men earn, according to a 2015 National Partnership for Women and Families fact sheet.

The Obama administration introduced My Brother's Keeper: its racial justice initiative in February 2014. The initiative, which included mentoring programs and grant opportunities for community-based organizations working with boys of color, was critiqued by women of color. Its singular focus on black and brown boys suggested that girls of color need less help navigating institutional bias.


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