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.