Receiving an inheritance helps white families more than black families: Median family wealth by race and whether the family received an inheritance
|Families without an inheritance||$183,050||$33,969|
|Families with an inheritance||$287,457||$38,174|
Source: Thompson, Jeffrey P. and Gustavo A. Suarez (2015). “Exploring the Racial Wealth Gap Using the Survey of Consumer Finances,” Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2015-076. Washington: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, http://dx.doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2015.076.