The racial wealth gap is the clearest legacy of past discrimination in housing markets: Average and median household wealth in the United States, by race

White Black
Average $933,700 $138,200
Median $171,000 $17,600


Source: Adapted from Janelle Jones, “The Racial Wealth Gap: How African Americans Have Been Shortchanged out of the Materials to Build Wealth,” Working Economics (Economic Policy Institute blog), February 13, 2017.

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