In One Video, the Vicious Cycle Behind the Racial Wage Gap Is Exposed

In One Video, the Vicious Cycle Behind the Racial Wage Gap Is Exposed
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In the U.S., the top 10% of income-holders are white men. 

Source: MTV News/Mic

Who's to blame for this? It's not so simple.

Source: MTV News/Mic

But according to Franchesca Ramsey of MTV's Decoded, this systemic inequality follows a vicious cycle. A primary driver is the racial wage gap. 

Source: MTV News/Mic
Source: MTV News/Mic

From de jure to de facto segregation, she outlines how people of color are screwed by our education and housing system more than 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education largely failed to desegregate schools:

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Read more: Who Bears the Weight of Donald Trump's Racism? Look to America's Children

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Jessica Eggert

Jessica is a staff writer at Mic, covering breaking news. She is based in New York and can be reached at jessica@mic.com.

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