21 January 2012

Blacks Face Bias in Bankruptcy, Study Suggests - NYTimes.com

Blacks are about twice as likely as whites to wind up in the more onerous and costly form of consumer bankruptcy as they try to dig out from their debts, a new study has found. The disparity persisted even when the researchers adjusted for income, homeownership, assets and education. The evidence suggested that lawyers were disproportionately steering blacks into a process that was not as good for them financially, in part because of biases, whether conscious or unconscious... Racism is alive and thriving in the US, from the virulent hatred of the president to this. Read the full story at the link.

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