Fewer black Americans are dropping out of high school and more are earning associate’s degrees, but racial disparities still plague the U.S. education system, according to the National Urban League’s "State of Black America 2017" report.
WASHINGTON — A new report says Black America held steady and Hispanic America improved slightly during former President Barack Obama's final year. But the National Urban League says progress may be in danger under President Donald Trump. Its State of Black America report uses an equality index, with 100 percent being full equality with whites.
“The dark cloud inside this silver lining is that too many people are still being left behind,” Marc Morial, head of the National Urban League, wrote in the organization’s 2015 State of Black America Report, the annual indexing of black and Latino equity in America.
Amid ongoing tensions over the deaths of unarmed black men and teenagers by police, the National Urban League released its 2015 State of Black America report Thursday.
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