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Four Numbers That Show the Cost of Slavery on Black Wealth Today

Episode 2 of The Pay Check podcast does the math on moments in U.S. history that led to the racial wealth gap. 

Martin Luther King Jr. at Stanford University in 1967

Martin Luther King Jr. at Stanford University in 1967

Photographer: San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers via Getty Images

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Nearly 160 years ago, U.S. policy makers almost started to address the wealth inequities created by slavery.