Executive Summary 2023

Since its first appearance in 1976 under the stewardship of the late Mr. Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., the organization’s fifth president, the State of Black America® remains one of the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America. 

The report explores the inequities across America’s economics, employment, education, health, housing, criminal justice, and civic participation systems through research and the words of our contributors.  Each edition contains penetrating commentary and insightful analysis from recognized authorities and leading figures in politics, the corporate and tech sectors, the nonprofit arena, academia, and popular culture ..

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Table of Contents

The "Executive Summary 2023" provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of affairs in critical domains impacting society. It begins with an incisive Preface that sets the stage for the discussions that follow. The Introduction section delves into the primary focus areas of the report, providing context and background. This is followed by a detailed Analysis section, which examines key trends and data across various sectors. 

The report then offers Recommendations, proposing actionable strategies for improvement and change. Next, the Case Studies section presents real-world examples to illustrate the issues discussed. Finally, the Conclusion synthesizes the findings, offering insights and a forward-looking perspective. This summary is designed to offer readers a quick yet thorough understanding of the report's contents and implications.

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