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A major U.S. civil rights organization says social and economic disparities persist in America, even though the economy has stabilized since the Great Depression nearly a decade ago.

In its 2016 State of Black America Report, the National Urban League provided a retrospective of racial equality in the United States since it started publishing the reports in 1976.

The similarities in 2016 compared with those of 1976 "are disheartening," Urban League President Mark Morial said as he unveiled the report Tuesday in Washington.

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