Think about those who have been left behind in the economy, and you might picture the white working class. Much has been said since the election about the plight of former manufacturing workers in the Rust Belt who can no longer find good-paying jobs.
The focus makes sense: President-elect Donald Trump was lifted into office by white adults over 25 without a four-year degree, who favored him by a margin of 39 percentage points. Their economic frustration and suffering are real, and white working-class America is a large group – 42 percent of the country.
Yet month after month, economic data show that African Americans and Hispanics in the United States are, on average, in a worse position.
– Washington Post