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There are strong ties between economic mobility and racial equity, evident across most domains. Communities can only reach their economic potential through resolving entrenched, often systemic and structural racism. Greenville County, and especially the city of Greenville, is thriving -- but not for all residents. In fact, Greenville County is worse than almost every county in the nation for helping poor and minority children out of poverty and up the economic mobility ladder.

This study demonstrates that Black residents fare worse than White residents in Greenville County on multiple measures.

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