State of Black America: Have We Overcome?

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  • 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
  • Where the Jobs Are and Aren't
  • Blacks in the Cities

Race Still Matters

"It will take more than the election of a Black president to transform America into a 'post-racial' society. It will take demographic shifts, which are happening at lightning speed," wrote Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart. "And it will take adjustments in attitude, which are slower to change. Ultimately, what we must seek is not a 'post-racial' America, but a 'post-racist' one."

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