Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the by Monique W. Morris

By Monique W. Morris

Black Stats—a accomplished consultant full of modern proof and figures on African Americans—is a necessary reference for a person trying to fathom the complicated nation of our state. With interesting and infrequently incredible details on every little thing from incarceration premiums, lending practices, and the humanities to marriage, vote casting conduct, and eco-friendly jobs, the contextualized fabric during this publication will higher attune readers to telling traits whereas tough mostly held, but frequently faulty, perceptions.

A compilation that without delay highlights measures of really good growth and enumerates the disparate affects of social rules and practices, this publication is a severe device for advocates, educators, and coverage makers. Black Stats deals necessary details that's bound to enlighten discussions and impress debates concerning the caliber of Black lifestyles within the usa today—and support chart the trail to a greater future.

There are lower than a quarter-million Black public college lecturers within the U.S.—representing simply 7 percentage of all lecturers in public schools.
Approximately 1/2 the Black inhabitants within the usa lives in neighborhoods that experience no White residents.
In the 5 years ahead of the good Recession, the variety of Black-owned companies within the usa elevated by way of sixty one percent.
A 2010 learn chanced on that forty-one percentage of Black early life believe that rap song movies will be extra political.
There aren't any Black proprietors or presidents of an NFL franchise team.
78 percentage of Black american citizens dwell inside 30 miles of a coal-fired strength plant, in comparison with fifty six percentage of White Americans.

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African Americans may wonder how they are affected by climate change and other environmental factors often associated with faraway ecosystems or polar bears in the Arctic. In fact, these issues increase the vulnerabilities of African Americans. * The carbon footprint of African Americans is only a fraction of that of other groups, yet they have lived and are more likely to live in racially homogenous communities subjected to a high incidence of toxic emissions or near toxic landfills that are known to cause serious respiratory disorders (such as asthma), increased rates of certain cancers, and other chronic illnesses.

Given that the nation is in the midst of celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the civil rights movement, Black Stats paints a devastating picture of the limits of the movement in terms of economic power and decision making among African Americans. The corridors of power in America are paler than I imagined. Of course, Black poverty is more visible than Black privilege outside of entertainment and sports. But if you had asked me before I read this book what percentage of Black people are executives or senior-level officials or managers in the private sector, I might have guessed 10 percent, based on so much backlash against affirmative action and so many Black elites in corporate America who preach the politics of personal responsibility, using their own success as evidence that only ambition and hard work stand between poverty and prosperity.

In 2012, 30 percent of African American students with a high potential for success in AP math courses (measured by those who perform well on national standardized tests) actually took such classes. 2 percent of all AP test takers, the lowest rate of representation of any group. 4 percent of Black AP test takers scored a 3 or higher* on an AP test. Since 2011, 32 states have made progress in closing the AP participation gap for Black students, and 38 states and the District of Columbia have improved the success of Black student performance in these courses.

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