Tag: school funding
in 1984, Whites - 22,000 Blacks - 2,000 difference 20,000
in 2007, Whites - 100,000 Blacks - 5,000 difference 95,000
(the figures are from a study by the Urban Institute)
Or as Derrick Jackson puts in, in an op ed titled An elusive payoff (subtitled "Gains elsewhere belie a wealth gap for black families"),
The study said the gap in 1984 amounted to a couple years of public college tuition. Today, the gap would fund "full tuition at a four-year public university for two children, plus tuition at a public medical school."