Trump says he’d love to be black, and the reason he gives shows more than racism. It points to hidden tricks behind his wealth, and the shocking wealth gap between black and white families.

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Black men receive longer sentences for the same federal crimes as white men.
The US Sentencing Commission:
https://www.ussc.gov/research/research-reports/demographic-differences-sentencing

Hiring discrimination is as prevalent today as it was in 1989.
Study by Northwestern University, Harvard, and the Institute for Social Research:
https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/9/18/16307782/study-racism-jobs
(Other studies found higher levels of discrimination.)

The black-white wealth gap is unchanged after half a century:
https://www.economist.com/united-states/2019/04/06/the-black-white-wealth-gap-is-unchanged-after-half-a-century
https://apps.urban.org/features/wealth-inequality-charts/

Police kill a disproportionate number of black people.
https://www.pnas.org/content/116/34/16793/tab-figures-data
Also, blacks are more likely than whites to have been unarmed.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6080222/

Correcting Trump on black crime.

Trump Retweets Bogus Crime Graphic

Trump’s golf trips:
https://trumpgolfcount.com/

Fox News viewers are less informed than people who don’t watch any news.
Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind survey.
http://publicmind.fdu.edu/2012/confirmed/

How Trump inherited $400m (in today’s money):
NYT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DxJE5H0hwk

Coronavirus Resources:

Masks are key to controlling the coronavirus pandemic (study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences):
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2020/06/13/face-masks-may-be-the-key-determinant-of-the-covid-19-curve-study-suggests/#5a7573546497

John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center:
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

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