Campus Events events.aas.princeton.edu

April 20, 2017
6:30 PM

Jamila Woods & Mick Jenkins in Conversation on Art and Politics

Department of African American Studies
April 17, 2017
5:00 PM

How to Maintain An Activist Life

Department of African American Studies

Statistics

How race measures up in the United States today, in black and white

Unemployment May 2016

African American Unemployment Rate is at or Below its Pre-Recession Level Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas
Hispanic Unemployment Rate is at or Below its Pre-Recession Level California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New York, and North Carolina
White Unemployment Rate is at or Below its Pre-Recession Level in 24 states
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Wealth 2015

African American Household Earning Between $25,000 and $50,000 Emergency savings of $400
Hispanic Household Earning Between $25,000 and $50,000 Emergency savings of $700
White Household Earning Between $25,000 and $50,000 Emergency savings of $2100
Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts

Poverty 2014

States with Greatest African American Poverty Rate Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, and Wisconsin
States with Greatest Hispanic Poverty Rate Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, and Rhode Island
States with Greatest White Poverty Rate Arizona, Arkansas, Kentucky, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia
Source: United States Census Bureau

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