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The State of Black America is Improving But Not Close to Parity

 

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

2024 State of Black America report highlights slight improvements in conditions for Blacks but equality with whites remains unachieved. Report focuses on 60-year anniversary of Civil Rights Act, threatened by Republicans’ potential overturning. Cases threatening Civil Rights Act principles include Arizona’s rejected voter registration forms and Supreme Court’s rejection of affirmative action. Equality Index shows slight improvement but still indicates inequality. Black voter registration decreased since 2002, Black students face higher likelihood of uncertified/inexperienced teachers, and school segregation persists. Economic inequalities continue with Black men and women earning less than white counterparts. Black high school dropout rates and incarceration rates have decreased. Pace of improvement suggests 180 years until parity. Report notes President Biden’s improvements in cabinet diversity, Black employment rate

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