The Evolution of the Racial Gap in Education and the Legacy of Slavery

  title={The Evolution of the Racial Gap in Education and the Legacy of Slavery},
  author={Graziella Bertocchi and Arcangelo Dimico},
  journal={ERN: Education \& Human Capital (Topic)},

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