Is white America blind on racism, or just playing dumb? | Clive Myrie | Opinion | The Guardian


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What world is white America living in? Surely the statistics say it all. Half of black Americans who are born poor stay poor; black students attend the worst schools; 1.6 million black men aged 24-54 have disappeared from civic life because they have died or are in prison. If you’re black in Milwaukee, and earning $100,000, you’ll be rejected for a mortgage as often as white people who are earning $20,000 are rejected. A black person with a college degree has less chance of finding a high-paying job than a white college dropout. The socio-economic data is damning. Is white America blind, or playing dumb?
-Clive Myrie