A report from the Urban League stating black Americans fall behind their white counterparts, is no surprise to many.
“Yes it upsets me,” said Memphian Malcolm Crump.
But just how big of a gap is there?
The Memphis Urban League outlined its ‘State of Black America’ report for 2011. In the report are Economics, Education, Health, Civic Engagement and Social Justice statistics.
The median income of blacks is an average $33,463 compared to whites who earn an average of $20,000 more.
The unemployment rate for blacks is 16 % which is almost double that of whites at 8.7%.
The Urban League pointed to job creation programs and education to reducing the disparities.
Source: Candace McCowan | WREG News 3