April 22, 2024

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Report from National Urban League finds continued economic disparities among Black Americans

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Nearly six decades after the Civil Rights Act outlawed discrimination based on race, religion, sex, and national origin, the 2024 State of Black America report assigns a score of just below 76% to the current level of equality between Black and White Americans — a figure indicating that, while progress has been made, significant disparities remain, according to Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League. 

Morial said the National Urban League’s report evaluates data that includes unemployment, death rates, health insurance coverage and economic indicators. The findings suggest that Black Americans earn significantly less than White people, with a median family income of $45,000 compared to $75,000 for Whites.

“At that rate, we’re 180 years away from parity,” said Morial, who…

2024-03-01 09:24:43

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