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Author Morris, Monique W., 1972- author.

Title Black stats : African Americans by the numbers in the twenty-first century / Monique W. Morris ; with an introduction by Khalil Gibran Muhammad.

Publication Info. New York, NY : The New Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  305.896 MORRIS    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.896 M877B    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  305.896073 MO    Check Shelf
Description xviii, 217 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-207) and index.
Contents The basics -- Education -- Environment -- Entertainment and sports -- Health -- Justice -- Lifestyle and identity -- Military service -- Money and jobs -- Politics, voting, and civic engagement -- Science and technology -- Coda. African Americans by gender. Black females ; Black males.
Summary "Black Stats-- a comprehensive guide filled with contemporary facts and figures on African Americans-- is an essential reference for anyone attempting to fathom the complex state of our nation. With fascinating and often surprising information on everything from incarceration rates, lending practices, and the arts to marriage, voting habits, and green jobs, the contextualized material in this book will better attune readers to telling trends while challenging commonly held, yet often misguided, perceptions. A compilation that at once highlights measures of incredible progress and enumerates the disparate impacts of social policies and practices, this book is a critical tool for advocates, educators, and policy makers. Black Stats offers indispensable information that is sure to enlighten discussions and provoke debates about the quality of Black life in the United States today-and help chart the path to a better future. There are less than a quarter-million Black public school teachers in the U.S.-- representing just 7 percent of all teachers in public schools. Approximately half of the Black population in the United States lives in neighborhoods that have no White residents. In the five years before the Great Recession, the number of Black-owned businesses in the United States increased by 61 percent. A 2010 study found that 41 percent of Black youth feel that rap music videos should be more political. There are no Black owners or presidents of an NFL franchise team. 78 percent of Black Americans live within 30 miles of a coal-fired power plant, compared with 56 percent of White Americans."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject African Americans -- Social life and customs -- 21st century -- Statistics.
African Americans -- Statistics.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Demography.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies.
Added Author Muhammad, Khalil Gibran, 1972- writer of introduction.
ISBN 9781595589194 paperback $14.95
1595589198 paperback
9781595589262 (e-book)
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