Executive Summary 2019

Now in its 43rd edition, the State of Black America 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 contains thoughtful commentary and insightful analysis from leading figures and thought leaders in politics, the corporate and tech sectors, the nonprofit arena, academia and popular culture.

The 2019 State of Black America, Getting 2 Equal: United Not Divided, focuses on the state of the Black vote with an emphasis on its power—and heightened vulnerability to suppression. Today, there is no denying that American democracy is under serious threat and sustained attack...

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The "Executive Summary 2019" from the National Urban League presents a compelling overview of the critical issue of racial equality in America, with a special focus on the evolving dynamics of the Black vote. This summary serves as the gateway to the extensive report, "Getting 2 Equal: United Not Divided," offering readers a concise yet thorough insight into the key themes and findings. It starts by exploring the historical context of voting rights in the United States, emphasizing the struggles and triumphs that have shaped the current landscape.

The summary then transitions into a detailed analysis of modern challenges, including voter suppression tactics and the influence of social media, particularly the role of foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election. This section not only sheds light on the complexities surrounding the Black vote but also reflects on the broader implications for American democracy. The report concludes with an affirmation of the National Urban League's commitment to safeguarding voting rights and fostering economic empowerment within underrepresented communities, solidifying its role as a pivotal voice in the ongoing dialogue for equality and justice.

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