Facts

The posts on this page include facts and statistics gathered over many years. Because of this, some will have become stale. Also the very nature of statistics is that they are essentially outdated as soon as they are published because we are always changing, sometimes for the better, sometimes not. Therefore DO CONSIDER DOING YOUR OWN RESEARCH. We would be thrilled to post whatever you find that seems more relevant.

One place that has a wide assortment of fact regarding racism that is relevant to each state is available on this page. State Fact Sheets (2020)

Fifty years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many other leaders launched a Poor People’s Campaign to tackle the pervasive problems of systemic racism, poverty, and militarism. By many measures, these interrelated problems are worse today than they were back in 1968. And if you add in climate change and ecological devastation, the urgency is even greater. Learn more about the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, militarism/the war economy, ecological devastation, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism in your state:

Anti-Black Racism Is Alive and Well in the U.S.: here is the statistical evidence


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Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation

Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation

… Exclusion from federal homeownership programs undermined Black families’ wealth accumulation in the 20th century … The Federal Housing Admin. (FHA) used these maps to determine the areas in which it would guarantee mortgages based on a neighborhood’s racial composition, designating predominantly nonwhite neighborhoods as hazardous, and coloring these areas red. This process, known as redlining, …

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Racism Fact Sheet

Racism Fact Sheet

Racism in Health Care: …60% of African Americans say that race or ethnic background affects getting routine medical care. …Heart mortality rates for adults ages 25-64 are almost twice as high among African Americans as whites.
Racism in Education: … Applied Research reports that the rate of school suspensions is far higher for black students than for whites nationwide. … African Americans and Hispanics in Texas were significantly more likely to be searched following a traffic stop by law enforcement agencies.

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On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart

On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart

…The survey finds that black and white adults have widely different perceptions about what life is like for blacks in the U.S. For example, by large margins, blacks are more likely than whites to say black people are treated less fairly in the workplace (a difference of 42 percentage points), when applying for a loan or mortgage (41 points), in dealing with the police (34 points), in the courts (32 points), in stores or restaurants (28 points), and when voting in elections (23 points).

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