National Equality Indexes

State of Black America National Equality Index

Economic empowerment is the central theme of the National Urban League's mission. The Equality Index, based on data gathered by IHS Global Insight, is a way to document progress towards this mission. The Equality Index is composed of many parts, so improvements in one area are sometimes offset by losses in another, leaving the overall index unchanged. The Equality Index offers solid evidence of how slowly change happens and highlights the need for policies that fight inequality.