- Published: Sunday, 15 December 2013 18:00
- Written by Donnell Alexander | Takepart.com
What we know: Racism has left a vast legacy of violence. Bigotry in America has marginalized a diverse range of minority culture. It dashes the hopes of children.
What we didn't know: Bias based on race costs the United States a shade under $2 trillion a year.
A more complete accounting of the toll taken by race-based chauvinism has arrived in the form of a W.K. Kellogg Foundation study that shows fallout from racism slashing the country's wealth. The study, released in October, posits that an income gap resulting in part from racism costs the country $1.9 trillion dollars each year.