Sadly, race is a factor in almost every facet of American life. Although there are many who disagree with this statement, in almost every case, the empirical data cannot be disputed. In the auto industry, for example, racial bias makes a huge difference in the car buying experience, both in terms of being treated well in the showroom and getting the best price on a car.
For example, a 2010 brief by the National Consumer Law Center shows wide disparities between costs for African-American and white car buyers. The study shows that African-American car buyers are charged from 95% to 360% more than white car buyers for the same vehicles.