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Why Were Minority Households Hit Harder by the Recession? | The Nation

Why Were Minority Households Hit Harder by the Recession?

 

A new report from the Pew Research Center shows that between 2005 and 2009, the wealth gap between white and minority households nearly doubled, with African-American and Hispanic households losing more than half of their pre-recession household wealth.

On her Sound Off segment on MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the impact of the recession on minority households and the potential consequences of widening economic inequality between the races.

Kevin Donohoe

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