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The racial wealth gap in the United States persists largely because there was never proper compensation paid to the descendants of enslaved Africans, and also because systemic racism continues to infect the economy. In that context, young Black people remain disadvantaged compared to white kids who benefit from generational wealth and other privileges. 

Torie Weiston-Serdan, writes about this in a new story for YES! Magazine. She asserts that, “Providing spaces for youth power and healing is essential, and while money alone cannot fully remedy racial trauma, investing in programs and resources to support Black youth is critical to narrowing disparities in wealth, health, and beyond.” 

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