Neighborhood-level data could help cities across the United States strategically craft interventions to affect real change for Black and Hispanic residents. Read more here.
The COVID-19 pandemic widened the gap in terms of racial equality and digital infrastructure. Read more here about how to bring broadband and digital equity to every Black household in the United States, while simultaneously bolstering efforts to create a more inclusive economy.
Black Americans have a clear vision for how to achieve change when it comes to racial inequality, including support for significant reforms focused on the criminal justice system; support for Black businesses to advance Black communities; and reparations in the forms of educational, business, and homeownership assistance. However, despite the inequality and visions for progress, there still exists a pessimism about the possibility for change. Read more here.
When asked about how much police presence is wanted moving forward, 61 percent of Black Americans report wanting the police presence to remain the same. Read more here.
The disparities on display during the COVID-19 pandemic were clearly evident. Job losses were greater for people of color, and underperforming public schools and gaps in digital infrastructure exacerbated learning losses among children of color. Overall, COVID-19 widened an already sharp racial gap in various sectors of society. These hard truths are not meant to discourage, but to galvanize. Read more here.
Black Americans are almost twice as likely to be denied a mortgage than their white counterparts, and only 44 percent of Black Americans own homes, compared to nearly 75 percent of white people. Read more here.
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