Friday, February 26, 2010
Black History (Elevation)
Urban League 2007
African-American men are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as white males while earning 74% as much per year. Unemployment for black men was 9.5 percent, as compared to 4 percent for white men.
Black men are nearly seven times more likely to be incarcerated, with average jail sentences about ten months longer than those of their white counterparts.
Black males between 15 and 34 are nine times more likely than whites to be killed by firearms.
Black males are nearly eight times more likely than whites to suffer from AIDS.
After attending elementary school, blacks “begin to fall behind on standardized tests.” (President Bush’s heralded No Child Left Behind). The Urban League reported that in fourth grade blacks perform at a level of 87 percent of whites. By the time they reach twelfth grade, their scores are at 74 percent of whites.
By high school blacks are more likely to drop out—15 percent, as compared with 12 percent for whites.
Fast forward to 2010 and Black folk are still drowning in uncle sam's urine...