African-American families persistently have a lot less wealth than whites do. They have less to fall back on when things go wrong and they have fewer resources to shape their own future. This wealth gap stems from current and past policies that systematically discriminate against African-Americans.
A mysterious, 230-year-old rock inscription in a French harbor stumped translators for decades. But now, nearly a year after the launch of a contest to decipher the writing, experts have finally decoded its secret message.