How do African Americans live today compared to White Americans?
A report released on Tuesday, May 17, by the National Urban League gives a comprehensive look at how Black people in America live today.
The semiannual study details how unequally the country treats black people in terms of life quality compared to whites, taking into account economics, education, health, social justice and civic engagement index of black Americans across the nation. The study also breaks down successes and hitches of blacks since 1976 when it was founded.
The president and chief executive of the National Urban League, Marc Morial, said in a news report, “This is one of the most important reports that’s going to be released this year. This is not a public opinion poll, these are the facts on where this country stands today on the challenging issues of racial disparities.”
One main revelation from the report shows that today’s equality index of African America stands at 72.2 percent compared to a 100 percent white benchmark.
Although the economics index for black Americans slightly increased about 0.8 percent from 55.5 percent in 2015 to 56.2 percent this year, the civic engagement index, however, dropped from 104 percent to 100.6 percent as a result of low voter registration, the same happened to the health index, which decreased from 79.6 percent to 79.4 percent.
The study gives an insight into challenges black neighborhoods face and shows a need for stronger policies that will help fight against racial inequality in the Country.
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