Monday, April 26, 2004

  The State of Black America
Each year, the National Urban League issues The State of Black America, a compilation of essays and papers about the progress and plight of African-Americans in our society. As is the tradition of The State of Black America, each edition also proposes solutions to the problems it reveals. The State of Black America 2004 report will be available Wednesday, March 24, 2004.

Notes from the executive summary:

according to the equality index Black American are at 73% compare to their white counterparts.

The index has 5 categories.

Economic 30% of the weight
Health 25% of the weight
Education 25% of the weight
Social justice 10% of the weight
Civic Engagement 10% of the weight

Score as a percentage of white Americans

Economic 56%
Health 78%
Education 76%
Social justice 73%
Civic Engagement 108%

I suggest that everyone should download the free summary.

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