Director of Milano Doctoral Program and Associate Professor of Urban Policy Darrick Hamilton has been quoted in The Network Journal for “Dream Averted: The Disappearing Black Middle Class.” Since 2008, unemployment has gone down and the deficit is down. Though these numbers show progress, Black families continue to struggle. The lasting effects of slavery is shown through the growing wealth gap between Whites and Blacks in America today. While 55% of White families have an income of $50,000 to 1 million, only 33% of Black families do. Also, “The largest percent of black income earners max out at $50,000 at 42% compared to 24% of white families.” 

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