2020 Equality Index - Black White

The Black-White Equality Index 2020, a crucial publication of the National Urban League, serves as a barometer for measuring progress in racial equality in the United States, particularly in economic empowerment. This index, which stands at 73.8% for Black America, indicates a significant gap – approximately 26% – in achieving full equality with whites.

The index is not just a statistical measure but a reflection of the disparities in economics, health, education, social justice, and civic engagement between African Americans and whites. By using nationally representative statistics and weighting each category based on its importance, the Equality Index provides a comprehensive overview of the state of racial equality and highlights the areas where progress is most needed.

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