State of Black America: Have We Overcome?

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  • Where the Jobs Are and Aren't
  • Blacks in the Cities
  • Unfinished Business
  • In With the New
  • Developing Talent
  • Race Still Matters
  • The New Math
  • Where We Are
  • What Is an Equality Index?
  • The More Things Change
  • The More They Stay the Same
  • Economics: 71.7 percent
  • Health: 56.3 percent
  • Education: 79.7 percent
  • Social Justice: 57.1 Percent
  • Civic Engagement: 99.9 Percent

Unfinished Business

"The fight for civil rights is still unfinished business and can look very different than it did 50 or 60 years ago. Today, Americans are not being attacked by vicious canines or thrown up against brick walls with fire hoses," writes Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Marcia Fudge. "Many of the injustices of today have a much more delicate face and are talked about under new, more subtle names."

(Photo: Congressional Black Caucus/Official Photo, Handout)