- In 2009, America’s schools were still separate and still unequal.
- For much of 2009, college-educated blacks had an unemployment rate nearly twice that of college-educated whites.
- In 2009, it was revealed that the country had been lax for many years in fighting racial discrimination. Find details here and here.
- In 2009, the Restaurant Opportunities Center published a detailed report showing race and sex discrimination in fine-dining restaurants.
- The Federal Reserve reported in 2009 that blacks started losing wealth before the Great Recession began.
- In 2009, America still had a racially discriminatory 100-to-1 disparity in punishment between crack and powder cocaine.
- The evidence suggests that in 2009, at every education level, whites were more likely to obtain “good jobs”—jobs with high pay and benefits—than blacks. See also this discussion.
- In 2009, the AARP Public Policy Institute reported that the black foreclosure rate was nearly three times the white rate.
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--Algernon Austin, Ph.D.
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