Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century
by Monique W. Morris
Publication Date: Jan 28, 2014
List Price: $14.95
Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Imprint: The New Press
Publisher: The New Press
Parent Company: The New Press
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A compilation that at once highlights measures of incredible progress and enumerates the disparate impacts of social policies and practices, this book is a critical tool for advocates, educators, and policy makers. Black Stats offers indispensable information that is sure to enlighten discussions and provoke debates about the quality of Black life in the United States today and help chart the path to a better future.
There are less than a quarter-million Black public school teachers in the U.S. representing just 7 percent of all teachers in public schools.
Approximately half of the Black population in the United States lives in neighborhoods that have no White residents. In the five years before the Great Recession, the number of Black-owned businesses in the United States increased by 61 percent.
A 2010 study found that 41 percent of Black youth feel that rap music videos should be more political. There are no Black owners or presidents of an NFL franchise team. 78 percent of Black Americans live within 30 miles of a coal-fired power plant, compared with 56 percent of White Americans.
- Social Science / Demography
- Social Science / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
- Social Science / Reference
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