Visualizing racial wealth gaps

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Visualization and comparison of skewed distributions in the context of wealth inequality.
The problem The Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) is a survey performed by the Federal Reserve every 3 years to gather information about the finances of families in the U.S. It is designed to produce a representative sample of families across various demographics, and so the data can be used to estimate things like distributional properties of income, net worth, savings, etc^[The data that underlies this post is obtained from the 2016 SCF and is viewable here.