Get the Upshot in your Inbox. Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with similar backgrounds, according to a sweeping new study that traced the lives of millions of children. White boys who grow up rich are likely to remain that way. Black boys raised at the top, however, are more likely to become poor than to stay wealthy in their own adult households.
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Researchers started with previous research on adult perceptions of black boys, including a study that found that, starting at age 10, black boys are more likely to be viewed as older and guilty of suspected crimes than white peers. They added items associated with stereotypes of black women and girls which "paint Black females as hypersexual, boisterous, aggressive, and unscrupulous. She said the new evidence may help explain why black girls are disciplined much more often and more severely than white girls both in American schools and in our juvenile justice system. Black girls are nearly three times as likely to be referred to the juvenile justice system, and 20 percent more likely to be charged with a crime than white girls. One study found that prosecutors dismissed only 30 percent of cases against African American girls, while dismissing 70 percent against white girls. The Georgetown study found that adults see black girls as older than white girls of the same age; black girls need less nurturing, protection, support, and comforting than white girls; and black girls are more independent and know more about adult topics, including sex, than white girls.
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In the study, Chetty et al. In covering this study, a number of media outlets , scholars, and commentators argued the new research showed that family structure did not have much to do with the racial gap in mobility between black and white boys. Here are three ways the new Chetty et al. The new study suggests that neighborhood effects are powerful when it comes to predicting the gap in economic mobility between black and white boys in terms of their individual income as adults. Well, probably the study itself.