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Study details modern struggle for black males through economic racism

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Protestors marching on Broadway in New York against mass incarceration. Photo: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Racial inequality is still a bigger issue than classism when it comes to economic disparities between wealthy black boys and wealthy white boys, according to a study by the Equality of Opportunity Project. The study found that, despite growing up in similar households, black boys were more likely to become poor than white boys.

Why it matters: The study provides new statistical evidence that black males still have a tougher road to upward mobility than white males no matter what economic class they come from.