State of Black America: Have We Overcome?

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  • 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
  • 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

Education: 79.7 percent

Education Pays: African-Americans who hold bachelor's degrees or more advanced degrees earn $2.40 for every dollar earned by a high school dropout.

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