Consider This: The Complex Story Behind An Oft-Repeated Statistic On Boston's Racial Wealth Gap

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Eight dollars. It's one of the most mentioned statistics in Massachusetts politics.

A 2015 study found the median net worth for white households in Greater Boston was a quarter million dollars. For Black families, it was just $8.

Yet few people know the figure comes with important caveats — or the full story of how it became so well known.

Consider This cohost Arun Rath speaks with WBUR reporter Simón Rios.

This segment aired on July 8, 2021.


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