Why there’s a wealth gap between races

I got into a Facebook exchange on the subject of wealth gaps.

A friend posted an article with a link to a leftwing study on the wealth gap between blacks and whites: “The average Black family would need 228 years to build the wealth of a white family today.”

The article blames the wealth gap on “400 years of slavery, segregation, and institutionalized discrimination in labor and housing markets…” and calls for reparations.

Here’s how our exchange went:

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Perhaps the plan isn’t working?

“Since the 60s, we’ve spent over 19 trillion dollars on the war on poverty. What do we have? 10 times more people on food stamps, more welfare, more incarceration and crime, broken families, out of wedlock birth.” DR. BEN CARSON

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