Violence and its Effects on Intergenerational Mobility

Up until a few days ago I was not fully aware of the implications of systematic discrimination and bias against a particular race or ethnicity on its future generations. A lot has been said about how assimiliation of people from races or ethnicities discriminated against in the past into the mainstream economy is an arduous task. I used to think of all of this as pointless. To me the idea that people would blame the current living conditions of their people on their history was absolutely ridiculous, given the time period between them and the historic discriminations which had occurred.