By Monique W. Morris
Black Stats—a accomplished consultant full of modern proof and figures on African Americans—is a vital reference for someone trying to fathom the advanced country of our country. With attention-grabbing and infrequently unbelievable details on every thing from incarceration charges, lending practices, and the humanities to marriage, balloting conduct, and eco-friendly jobs, the contextualized fabric during this ebook will greater attune readers to telling developments whereas demanding typically held, but frequently inaccurate, perceptions.
A compilation that right now highlights measures of marvelous growth and enumerates the disparate affects of social rules and practices, this booklet is a severe software for advocates, educators, and coverage makers. Black Stats deals critical info that's certain to enlighten discussions and impress debates concerning the caliber of Black lifestyles within the usa today—and aid chart the trail to a greater future.
There are below a quarter-million Black public college lecturers within the U.S.—representing simply 7 percentage of all academics 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 nice Recession, the variety of Black-owned companies within the usa elevated by means of sixty one percent.
A 2010 learn came across that forty-one percentage of Black formative years suppose that rap track video clips could be extra political.
There are not any Black proprietors or presidents of an NFL franchise team.
78 percentage of Black americans stay inside 30 miles of a coal-fired strength plant, in comparison with fifty six percentage of White americans.
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The narrative may also make it difficult to recognize strategies that could improve Black student performance, retention, and graduation rates. How many Black college students are there? 75 How many Black students are pursuing advanced degrees? 79 An estimated 42 percent of Black college students are required to take remedial courses, compared with 31 percent of White students. 80 Where do Black college students receive their degrees? 82 The 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States are responsible for 11 percent of the degrees conferred on Black Americans.
42 percent of Black children are educated in all highpoverty schools (both elementary and secondary). 40 46 percent of Black children are educated in highpoverty elementary schools. By comparison: 45 percent of Latino children are educated in highpoverty elementary schools, 35 percent of Native American children are educated in high-poverty elementary schools, 14 percent of Pacific Islander and Asian children are educated in high-poverty elementary schools, and 7 percent of White children are educated in highpoverty elementary schools.
African Americans spend more money on energy than non–African Americans at almost all income levels. Electricity expenditures are higher for African Americans than for non–African Americans at almost all income levels. African American expenditures on home heating are higher than those of non–African Americans at almost all income levels. Black Americans living at or below the poverty line report that about 13 percent of their total expenditures are made on direct energy purchases, compared with 9 percent reported by poor non-Black people.
Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century by Monique W. Morris