Your Black Money: Subprime Crisis Crosts Minorities $213 Billion

1 Feb

The social advocacy group United for a Fair Economy just released a study stating that the cost of the mortgage crisis has been $213 Billion to minority groups.  The cost was calculated over the 8 years of the Bush Administration.

“Millions of African Americans lost their homes as a result of predatory lending and complicated contracts,” says Dr. Boyce Watkins, Finance Professor at Syracuse University.  “This was a double whammy for senior citizens, including my own grandfather.”

The report was entitled “Foreclsure: State of the Dream”.  In fact, the study concludes that the impact of the crisis on the Black community was “the most massive loss of wealth for African Americans in U.S. history.”

 

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