African American median Income has increased since the Great Recession of 2008, however the racial gap persists. African Americans were the last major racial/ethnic group to start recovering from the recession. Another indication is the correlation between education and wages.
Black men earn just about $200 (weekly) less than all men with the same education level including those with Bachelor’s and Advanced Degrees. Black women fair better earning about $100 less (weekly) than all women but Black women with an advanced degree are earning $63 more than all women per week.