Where is life improving for African-Americans? (MSNBC)

The National Urban League's 2016 State of Black America Report, 'Locked Out: Education, Jobs, & Justice,' which was released on Tuesday, offers a sobering reminder of the deep racial disparities in housing, employment, and education that still divides blacks and whites across America.

Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, said the report mirrors the past.

"The similarities of the United States of 1976 and the United States of 2016 are profoundly striking," Morial said during the release of the report in Washington, D.C. "We are now, as we were then, a nation struggling to overcome the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. All gears have been thrown into reverse."

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