Persistent, intergenerational racial wealth gap clearly illustrated via animated data visualization

Graphic showcasing wealth mobility rate of white and Black children

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Sasha Killewald, and co-author Fabian T. Pfeffer have published an article in Socius that leverages animated graphics fueled by JavaScript to creatively illustrate a racial (black vs. white) wealth gap. Findings suggest that both the starting point of past generations, along with “continued institutionalized discrimination,” contribute to this inequality.

The graphic is showcased in this piece published in U.S. News and World Report on economic inequality.