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White economic privilege is alive and well despite its perceived loss

Five decades of household income data reveal a yawning and uncannily consistent income gap between black and white Americans across the economic spectrum. A genuine populist movement would unite working- and middle-class Americans of all backgrounds.


IS the white working class losing economic ground because of policies intended to improve the lives of black people? Anxiety and resentment among some white voters about those policies certainly seemed to benefit Donald Trump's campaign last year, with its populist,...

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