By Monique W. Morris

Black Stats—a entire advisor packed with modern evidence and figures on African Americans—is a vital reference for an individual trying to fathom the advanced kingdom of our state. With interesting and sometimes staggering info on every little thing from incarceration charges, lending practices, and the humanities to marriage, balloting behavior, and eco-friendly jobs, the contextualized fabric during this e-book will greater attune readers to telling developments whereas not easy usually held, but frequently erroneous, perceptions.

A compilation that instantly highlights measures of fantastic growth and enumerates the disparate affects of social rules and practices, this publication is a serious software for advocates, educators, and coverage makers. Black Stats deals vital details that's absolute to enlighten discussions and galvanize debates concerning the caliber of Black existence within the usa today—and aid chart the trail to a greater future.

There are under a quarter-million Black public university academics within the U.S.—representing simply 7 percentage of all academics in public schools.
Approximately 1/2 the Black inhabitants within the usa lives in neighborhoods that experience no White residents.
In the 5 years earlier than the good Recession, the variety of Black-owned companies within the usa elevated through sixty one percent.
A 2010 research chanced on that forty-one percentage of Black adolescence think that rap track movies might be extra political.
There are not any Black proprietors or presidents of an NFL franchise team.
78 percentage of Black americans reside inside of 30 miles of a coal-fired strength plant, in comparison with fifty six percentage of White Americans.

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13 How much energy do Black Americans consume? African Americans spend more money on energy than non–African Americans at almost all income levels. Electricity expenditures are higher for African Americans than for non–African Americans at almost all income levels. African American expenditures on home heating are higher than those of non–African Americans at almost all income levels. Black Americans living at or below the poverty line report that about 13 percent of their total expenditures are made on direct energy purchases, compared with 9 percent reported by poor non-Black people.

They are meaningful only in relation to how we interpret them in light of the public policies we seek to enact. In today’s Information Age, the power of numbers is unprecedented in its ability to shape our understanding of the world we live in, the people we dwell among, and the scope of the challenges we face collectively. Microprocessors, terabyte servers, and Wi-Fi allow us to collect, quantify, analyze, and distribute data with a speed and scale that even George Lucas could not have imagined a generation ago, let alone Du Bois.

This collection of statistics reflects that diversity, presented in sets of basic facts, figures, and trends observed in the Black population of the United States. How many Black people live in the United States? S. S. population identifies as Black alone. S. 1 million people identify as multiracial Black or African American, with 59 percent of this group identifying as Black and White. 97 percent of the Black population in the United States is non-Hispanic. 5 How much has the Black population grown in the past decade?

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