Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century

Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595589194
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 547,859
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Monique W. Morris is co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute. She is a Soros Justice Fellow and formerly served as Vice President for Economic Programs, Advocacy, and Research for the NAACP. A faculty member at St. Mary’s College of California, she is the author of the novel Too Beautiful for Words. Morris lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two daughters.

Khalil Gibran Muhammad is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library and the author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

The Basics 1

Education 3

Environment 22

Entertainment and Sports 32

Health 43

Justice 58

Lifestyle and Identity 83

Military Service 93

Money and Jobs 99

Politics, Voting, and Civic Engagement 115

Science and Technology 123

Coda: African Americans by Gender

Black Females 137

Black Males 150

Afterword 160

Resources for Additional Information 162

Notes 164

Index 208

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