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.
How racist is America? Research has uncovered a surprising answer, which might change the way you see the black lives matter protests.
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Black men receive longer sentences for the same federal crimes as white men.
The US Sentencing Commission:
Hiring discrimination is as prevalent today as it was in 1989.
Study by Northwestern University, Harvard, and the Institute for Social Research:
(Other studies found higher levels of discrimination.)
The black-white wealth gap is unchanged after half a century:
Police kill a disproportionate number of black people.
Also, blacks are more likely than whites to have been unarmed.
Correcting Trump on black crime.
Trump’s golf trips:
Fox News viewers are less informed than people who don’t watch any news.
Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind survey.
How Trump inherited $400m (in today’s money):
Masks are key to controlling the coronavirus pandemic (study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences):
John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center:
Our previous video on Trump, coronavirus, and masks:
Trump and The Dunning-Kruger Effect: