All Created Equal? Racial Disparities and Wealth Gap Widest in 25 Years

The housing and financial crisis has led to a widening of the wealth gap to largest it’s been since wealth ratios were first published by the Census Bureau in 1984 – in 2009, the median wealth of white households ($113,149) was 20 times that of black households ($5677) and 18 times that of Hispanic households ($6,325).  Access more findings from the Pew Research Center. 08/22/2011