Executive Summary 2017

The State of Black America®, the National Urban League’s seminal annual publication now in its 41st edition, has become one of the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics, employment, education, health, housing, criminal justice and civic participation. Each edition of the State of Black America contains thoughtful commentary and insightful analysis from leading figures and thought leaders in politics, the corporate arena, NGOs, academia and popular culture.

The State of Black America also includes the National Equality Index™, a quantitative tool for tracking racial equality in America, now in its 13th edition of the Black-White Index and its eighth edition of the Hispanic-White Index...

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The "Executive Summary 2017" from the National Urban League provides a pivotal and comprehensive overview of the state of racial equality in America. This document, a part of the larger "State of Black America" report, offers an analytical lens on the disparities and progress in various critical areas such as economics, employment, education, health, housing, criminal justice, and civic engagement. It highlights the 2017 Equality Index™, a quantitative measure of the racial divide, and presents insightful analysis from leading figures across various fields.

This summary not only underscores the ongoing challenges faced by Black and Hispanic communities in achieving parity with their White counterparts but also sheds light on the innovative solutions and programs offered by the National Urban League affiliates. It is an essential resource for understanding the landscape of racial equality in the United States and the efforts required to bridge these persistent gaps.

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