The Status Quo Is Broken

We must do things differently.  These numbers are devastating. Wonder why your neighborhood is starting to decline. Guess what? You might not like your neighbor but he might not have delayed painting his family’s house because he’s shiftless and lazy.  It’s just as likely to be the lack of m-o-n-e-y.

We have to depend on God but we can’t pray ourselves into irrelevance.

Putting our head in the sand is a nonstarter.

Everybody can’t move.  Everyone isn’t cut out to be an entrepreneur.

But this news demands a response.

 

From “Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks, Hispanics”,  a study released on July 26 by the Pew Research Center

The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from 2009.

These lopsided wealth ratios are the largest since the government began publishing such data a quarter century ago and roughly twice the size of the ratios that had prevailed between these three groups for the two decades prior to the Great Recession that ended in 2009.

The Pew Research analysis finds that, in percentage terms, the bursting of the housing market bubble in 2006 and the recession that followed from late 2007 to mid-2009 took a far greater toll on the wealth of minorities than whites. From 2005 to 2009, inflation-adjusted median wealth fell by 66% among Hispanic households and 53% among black households, compared with just 16% among white households.

As a result of these declines, the typical black household had just $5,677 in wealth (assets minus debts) in 2009; the typical Hispanic household had $6,325 in wealth; and the typical white household had $113,149.

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About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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