@ istria- I recently read an article on ABC news that summarized a study related to the wealth gap between whites and blacks. The study spanned about 25 years, and it tracked the incomes of 2000 families. The study concluded that there was a significant wealth gap between whites and blacks. What was more disturbing though is that the wealth gap quadrupled during the study. The wealth disparity between the two groups was consistent regardless of the tax bracket.
This study essentially established that there is still a significant glass ceiling for blacks, and that the ceiling is shrinking. While race relations have arguably improved since the study began in 1984, the rate of progress between the two races has not been equal. The study credits the increase in the gap to institutional standards that benefit one socioeconomic group more than others.