The racial wealth gap between black and white Americans has widened in recent years like never before. It was revealed that whites have 20 times more money than blacks!
Pew Research Center found that in 2010, black families made up 38.8 percent of the shelter populations, but only 12.3 percent of the population overall.
That means 1 in every 141 black families stayed in a homeless shelter in 2010.
White families, on the other hand, occupied 28.6 percent of shelter beds, while they account for 63.7 percent of all American families in 2010. Only 1 in 990 white families stayed in a shelter that year.
Black families are also more likely to be in poverty than their white counterparts. In 2010, nearly one-quarter of black families were poor, compared to 7.1 percent of white families.
Sure to be a point of debate during the 2012 election, the ever-widening wealth gap in America continues to grow.