Racial Parity Hits the Wall: Progress in Bridging Black-White Gaps has Stalled
Publication Date: January 2008
Publisher(s): Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Author(s): Gary S. Becker
Series: Hoover Digest
Keywords: Values; Interracial Relations
Coverage: United States
Education, earnings, and health gaps between whites and blacks significantly narrowed during the forty-year period from the end of World War II until the late 1980s. From then until now, however, black people’s progress relative to whites has essentially stopped. A significant gap remains.