Why the Wealth Gap for Blacks and Hispanics Continues to Grow

Wealth Gap
Wealth Gap

It's getting worse. The recession has famously taken a toll on blue collar sectors including construction and manufacturing. And the fact that America's minorities have traditionally comprised a large portion of the workers in those realms has made them and their wealth particularly vulnerable. The extent to which groups like African-American and Hispanic Americans are suffering in comparison to Whites is the subject of a new study by the Pew Research Center.