We already have all the data we need!!! Only 19% of Black men have a bachelors degree compared to 32% of ‘all men’. 15% of Black men over 25 did not complete high school, ten points lower than the national average. Nationwide, research shows the graduation rate for black males is 59 percent — the lowest of any population in the country. African American males ages 16 to 64 had a lower participation rate in the labor force (69%) compared to ‘all males’ (79%) 37% of African American males who worked full time all year in 2018 had median earnings of $30,928 compared to $41,119 for ‘all men’ Black men ages 16 to 64 years old, 41% had no earnings in 2018 which was higher than the 30% of ‘all men’ with no earnings in the same age group. Only 41% of working Black men held so-called white collar jobs compared to 50% of ‘all men’ 6% of working-age (18-64yrs old) Black men were in state or federal prison, or in a municipal jail (see chart right). This was three times higher than the 2% of ‘all men’ in the same age group. What’s even more concerning is that approximately 34%* of all working-age Black men who were not incarcerated were ex-offenders A larger percentage of working age Black men were considered disabled (16%) compared to ‘all men’ (11%). Above data-Black Male Statistics Even when children grow up next to each other with parents who earn similar incomes, black boys fare worse than white boys in 99 percent of America. And the gaps only worsen in the kind of neighborhoods that promise low poverty and good schools. (NY Times) Time to stop gathering data! It’s time to look at root causes & do something about it!!! QUALITY EDUCATION & a country that is intolerant of racism is key.
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