NUL Report: Black America remains in crisis

MARC MORIAL
MARC MORIAL

WASHINGTON (NPA)—When it comes to the equality in America, a new report by the National Urban League says that Blacks are missing nearly 30 percent of the pie.
The annual State of Black America (SOBA) report compared how well Blacks were doing in economics, health, education, social justice and civic engagement.
In the introduction to the report, Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, wrote that “on many fronts, Black America remains in crisis – and we see justice challenged at every turn.”
Morial added: “The world watched as non-indictments of the police officers responsible for the deaths of unarmed Black males including Eric Garner, Michael Brown and John Crawford signaled that police accountability for taking Black lives was reaching a modern-day low––and that the widespread and dangerous mistrust between law enforcement and too many communities of color in America was reaching a new high.”
Morial also expressed concerns about separate and unequal resources in schools, double-digit unemployment in the Black community and continued attacks on voting rights.

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