According to the National Urban League‘s 2013 “State Of Black America” address, while there has been some progress, African Americans are still being hit hard by socioeconomic disparities.
Back in 1963, Black unemployment was at 10 percent; currently, it stands at 13 percent. Unemployment rates for Black men and women are 2 times higher than their White counterparts. This disparity has also crossed age lines: Blacks ages 16 to 64 had higher unemployment rates than Whites in the same age categories.
In addition, African Americans only make 90 cents on the dollar compared to White Americans in the private sector. Unfortunately, that number dropped to 88 cents per dollar in the public sector.
But progress is being made.
During the ’60s, there were five Black graduates for every one graduate…
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