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

By Monique W. Morris

Black Stats—a entire consultant packed with modern proof and figures on African Americans—is a necessary reference for somebody trying to fathom the complicated nation of our kingdom. With attention-grabbing and infrequently miraculous details on every little thing from incarceration premiums, lending practices, and the humanities to marriage, vote casting behavior, and eco-friendly jobs, the contextualized fabric during this booklet will greater attune readers to telling developments whereas hard generally held, but frequently inaccurate, perceptions.

A compilation that right now highlights measures of marvelous growth and enumerates the disparate affects of social guidelines and practices, this ebook is a serious device for advocates, educators, and coverage makers. Black Stats bargains crucial details that's guaranteed to enlighten discussions and galvanize debates in regards to the caliber of Black lifestyles within the usa today—and support chart the trail to a greater future.

There are under a quarter-million Black public university academics within the U.S.—representing simply 7 percentage of all lecturers in public schools.
Approximately half the Black inhabitants within the usa lives in neighborhoods that experience no White residents.
In the 5 years prior to the nice Recession, the variety of Black-owned companies within the usa elevated via sixty one percent.
A 2010 learn stumbled on that forty-one percentage of Black formative years consider that rap track video clips can be extra political.
There are not any Black proprietors or presidents of an NFL franchise team.
78 percentage of Black american citizens stay inside 30 miles of a coal-fired energy plant, in comparison with fifty six percentage of White american citizens.

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43 ScHool diSciPline And PuSH-out School-to-confinement pathways include policies, practices, and conditions that facilitate the criminalization of students in educational environments and school processes that result in the confinement or incarceration of youth and young 12 BlAck StAtS adults. High-stakes testing, poor student-teacher and studentadministrator relationships, racially biased implementation of dress codes, and the absence of alternatives to exclusionary discipline fuel the punitive practices that in various ways push many Black youth out of classrooms and schools.

17 How does Black America experience air pollution, related respiratory problems, and negative environmental conditions? 18 Black people are “consistently overrepresented” and over twice as likely to live in the areas with the worst air quality, compared with their proportion of the population in areas with the best air quality. S. 19 61 percent of African American children live in areas that exceed the official standards for ozone pollution. 22 enVironMent 27 African Americans are 20 percent more likely than Whites to have asthma, a condition that is exacerbated by air pollution.

E n V i r o n M e n t —Robert Bullard i n 2005, a hurricane ripped through the Gulf Coast of the United States, bringing to the fore many of the hidden truths about how race, socioeconomic status, and environmental concerns intersect. Where we live often has an impact on how we live—on our quality of life. Our environment is affected not only by the natural resources in our lands, but also by decisions made by our businesses, neighbors, and fellow citizens that affect the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the safety of our communities.

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