July 14, 2020 / 11:18 AM / a month ago

The Race Gap: How U.S. systemic racism plays out in Black lives

One-year-old Ryleigh Boyd grabs the face of Berekely County Sheriff's Deputy William Kimbro during a roundtable discussion on law enforcement hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 13, 2020. Kimbro is credited with saving the life of young Ryleigh during a traffic stop in 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

(Reuters) - Inequality between white and Black Americans persists in almost every aspect of society and the economy. Such disadvantages have proven immune to decades of laws and policies meant to address them, leaving Black people with less education, less wealth, poorer health and shorter lifespans. Together, the disparities reflect what many have labeled systemic racism amid the mass protests that followed the killing of George Floyd, a Black man, by a white Minneapolis police officer in May.

There has been progress in recent decades. But wide gaps — rooted in the legacy of slavery, segregation and discrimination — have endured or widened in the years since the civil rights victories of the 1960s. Born from the enslavement of Africans in British colonies since the early 1600s, American inequality plays out over the course of a lifetime. Reuters explores the impact on Black lives today in this interactive graphic: tmsnrt.rs/38VDcKJ

Editing by Christine Chan and Brian Thevenot

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