The average hides disparities
But in reality South Africa is no more than a middle-income developing country with a GDP per person of around $10,000, a quarter of the American figure. On a per-head basis, it is the seventh-richest country in Africa by some measures. The average hides huge disparities . Under apartheid, whites were encouraged to believe they were part of the Western world. Many now complain about falling standards. Yet most whites have done rather well since apartheid ended—better, in fact, than most blacks. They still enjoy a good life, helped by cheap domestic help and first-class private medical care and schools. For the majority of South Africa’s blacks, however, the living is not so easy.
請問一下The average hides huge disparities,這段文意是否代表著 GDP 背後的數據,並沒有顯現出黑人與白人之間仍存在貧富不均的狀況?