Why are the economic odds stacked against black men?

New research finds black boys and men face steep odds when it comes to economic opportunity in America — even when they're raised in the wealthiest one percent of households.

MPR News host Stephanie Curtis talked to two experts about why economic opportunity in America is so unequal.


Noelle Hurd, assistant professor of psychology at University of Virginia.

Darrick Hamilton, professor of economics and urban policy at The New School in New York.

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