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This is why the wealth gap between black and white Americans persists

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Two academics at The Ohio State University contend: “In our view, education alone cannot address the centuries-long exclusion of blacks from the benefits of wealth-generating policies.”

Black History Month has become the time to reflect on all the progress black Americans have made, but the sobering reality is that when it comes to wealth–the paramount indicator of economic security–there has been virtually no progress in the last 50 years.

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White people are tired of dealing with politics on social media

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We’re more than a year away from the 2020 presidential election, and some U.S. social media users already want to hit the snooze button on politics.

A new survey from the Pew Research Center found that 46 percent of U.S. social media users feel “worn out” by politics on social media. That’s a 9 percent increase from 2016. 

Pew asked 4,200 U.S. adults in June how they felt about about political discussions on social media. Thirty-eight percent said they “don’t feel strongly” about seeing politics in their feeds, while only 15 percent said they liked it, a 5 percent decrease from 2016. 

This is pretty bad news. The fact that seeing politics online is wearing us down could make us less likely to engage politically, which is absolutely crucial with upcoming elections and life-and-death political issues plaguing the country. Read more…

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