State of Black America: Have We Overcome?

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  • 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
  • Unfinished Business
  • In With the New
  • Developing Talent
  • Race Still Matters
  • The New Math

The More Things Change

The high school graduation gap between African-Americans has closed by 57 percent since 1963. Three times as many enroll in college, and for every college graduate in 1963, there are five today.

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