Unsplash(representation purposes only) Unrest has broken out across America after the death of George Floyd in police custody.
Gaps in access to education, healthcare and more suppress everything from life expectancy to opportunity.
Black Americans make up a disproportionately large amount of the prison population and are victims to more fatal shootings.
America is experiencing some of its most widespread civil unrest in years following the death of George Floyd.
Floyd was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on 25 May, and his death has underscored the many ways race and ethnic background drives unequal experiences among many Americans.
These charts help illustrate key gaps impacting everything from opportunity to health. 1. Wide educational gaps In the 70 years since the US Supreme Court ruled racial segregation of public schools unconstitutional, progress in improving racial educational divides has been slow and uneven. Gaps have narrowed by 30-40% when compared to the 1970s , but divides remain large. Improvement in 9-year-olds’ NEAP math test scoresImage: Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis 2. Limited access to improved earnings, mobility For people of colour in America, education does not provide the same economic return as it might for other groups. People of colour, particularly […]
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