The New York Urban League and Black Equity Alliance have published a study utilizing several data sources to create a cohesive analysis of the state of the black community in New York City. They looked at 11 categories including housing and employment. The conclusions? Not so great. Here are some of the “highlights”:
- Only 28% of blacks own their own home compared to 44% of whites.
- Blacks and Latinos make up more than 91% of New York City jails.
- The black community is disproportionately afflicted with several health ailments including diabetes, asthma, HIV and many others.
- Poor blacks pay a higher percentage of their income on housing than poor whites.
- The number of blacks in skilled construction trades is dismally low.
This isn’t exactly news to a lot of us, but it’s still painful to read. To obtain a free copy of the report, go to the New York Urban League Office at 204 West 136th Street.
Thanks for the info, Narmer.