Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Is "Straight White Male" The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is? Part Two

Here's US wealth by religion (click to embiggenize):

The richest ethnic groups in the US are Jews and Hindus—Asian Americans were briefly richer than white Christians, but much of their wealth was in housing, so the crash set them back. I agree with people who say Jews are white—the Confederacy had a Jewish secretary of state—but it's awfully hard to argue that Hindu Americans, who're primarily Indian American, are white.

So "white" isn't the only option if you're playing the US game to optimize your odds for wealth.