May 19, 2021

Report: Closing racial divides in Mass. would also provide economic jolt

Michael Norton ,

State House News Service / The Berkshire Eagle

The business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation said its 29-page report marks its first exploration of the issue and statistically documents inequities in wealth, income and employment, education, criminal justice, and health care. If Black and Hispanic residents graduated from college at the same rate as white peers, the report said, Massachusetts would realize $20 billion over a decade in increased tax revenues and reduced public-assistance spending.