Economic Mobility in Black and White

Publication: National Public Radio


01/31/2008 - All parents hope that their children will climb to the next rung of the economic ladder — but success may depend in part on the color of their skin. Studies show that while many white children fare better than their parents, black children are increasingly worse off than the previous generation.

Guests:

John Morton, managing director of economic policy at the Pew Charitable Trust

Ellis Cose, contributing editor and columnist for Newsweek; author of The Rage of a Privileged Class

Listen to the full episode Economic Mobility in Black and White on the NPR Web site.

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