Even in Better Times, Some Americans Seem Farther Behind. Here’s Why. - The New York Times
Dans la majorité des cas la vie n’est vraiment facile que pour les Blancs avec un diplôme d’études supérieures.
For upwardly mobile African-Americans, and to a lesser extent Hispanics, achieving the American dream has had a peculiar side effect. They tend to encounter more discrimination because they live and work in predominantly white environments, said Cynthia Colen, an associate professor at Ohio State University’s College of Public Health.
“They’re playing the game, and yet they’re still facing discrimination in workplaces and neighborhoods,” she said. “It absolutely harms their mental health and their physical health.”
The feeling of decline among the groups lagging behind is well founded, Ms. Williams said. “What’s at issue here is whether they’re going to interpret that decline through the lens of race or through the lens of class,” she said. “There’s a war over interpretation.”