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Released: 
August 26, 2012

The recent recession ate away at Americans’ net worth and widened the wealth gap between whites and minorities.

The Great Recession not only sapped nearly 40 percent of the median American household’s net worth, it widened the wealth gap between whites and minorities. In 2010, white households had a median net worth of $130,600; minority households, $20,400.

See more details, including where other minorities ranked after the crash, in today’s infographic. Today’s “What Do Others Say?” roundup covers the waterfront from Science Direct to Mother Jones. Dig in.