Recession Has Been Toughest On Black Middle Class

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FROM AOLNews.com:

Middle-class black Americans dipped into their retirement accounts to stay afloat during the recession at a higher rate than their white counterparts did, broadening the “retirement gap” between whites and African-Americans, according to a new study.

Nearly half of all blacks making at least $50,000 a year dipped into savings and retirement accounts over the past two years, compared with 31 percent of whites, according to the 2010 Black Investor Survey commissioned by Ariel Investments.

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