The above chart, which was created by Matt Bruenig of Demos using 2010 data, breaks down wealth in the U.S. by race. The chart indicates that while white Americans make up only 64 percent of the country’s population, they possess more than 88 percent of its wealth.
Median Household Income Gap
For the last few decades, the large disparity between African-Americans’ median household income and that of whites has mostly stayed the same. The comparatively low incomes of Black households are made worse by the fact that across all races, most Americans are making less today than they were in 2000.