Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the by Monique W. Morris

By Monique W. Morris

Black Stats—a accomplished advisor full of modern proof and figures on African Americans—is an important reference for someone trying to fathom the complicated country of our state. With interesting and sometimes stunning details on every little thing from incarceration charges, lending practices, and the humanities to marriage, balloting conduct, and eco-friendly jobs, the contextualized fabric during this booklet will higher attune readers to telling developments whereas not easy more often than not held, but usually erroneous, perceptions.

A compilation that instantly highlights measures of remarkable development and enumerates the disparate affects of social regulations and practices, this e-book is a serious software for advocates, educators, and coverage makers. Black Stats deals essential details that's absolute to enlighten discussions and impress 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 institution academics within the U.S.—representing simply 7 percentage of all academics in public schools.
Approximately half the Black inhabitants within the usa lives in neighborhoods that experience no White residents.
In the 5 years ahead of the nice Recession, the variety of Black-owned companies within the usa elevated through sixty one percent.
A 2010 learn came upon that forty-one percentage of Black formative years consider that rap tune video clips may be extra political.
There are not any Black proprietors or presidents of an NFL franchise team.
78 percentage of Black americans stay inside of 30 miles of a coal-fired energy plant, in comparison with fifty six percentage of White Americans.

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He tried to reshape racial knowledge with better statistics or more comprehensive data. His census data on poverty, education, crime, and unemployment supplemented by 10,000 life histories recorded after nearly a thousand hours of interviews were simply no match for ideology. 8 Du Bois learned a hard lesson that numbers never speak for themselves. Statistics are only an artifact of the power to shape questions we think are worth asking. They are meaningful only in relation to how we interpret them in light of the public policies we seek to enact.

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. African Americans spend less money on gasoline and motor oil than their non–African American counterparts.

43 SCHOOL DISCIPLINE AND PUSH-OUT School-to-confinement pathways include policies, practices, and conditions that facilitate the criminalization of students in educational environments and school processes that result in the confinement or incarceration of youth and young adults. High-stakes testing, poor student-teacher and student-administrator relationships, racially biased implementation of dress codes, and the absence of alternatives to exclusionary discipline fuel the punitive practices that in various ways push many Black youth out of classrooms and schools.

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