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Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of a ‘colorblind’ society

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 20, according to Pew Research, 58 percent of Americans say race relations are “generally bad,” the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020's States with the Most Racial Progress.

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. introduced the world to his dream of a colorblind society—one that focuses on character, not on complexion. America has certainly come closer to realizing Dr. King’s vision. But segregation and discrimination continue to persist.

Race relations have been in a rough patch recently. According to a 2019 survey by the Pew Research Center, 45 percent of Americans say the U.S. hasn’t done enough to give black Americans equal rights to white Americans. In addition, 58 percent of Americans think race relations are “generally bad” and 53 percent think they are getting worse.

To measure America’s progress in harmonizing racial groups, WalletHub measured the gaps between blacks and whites across 21 key indicators of equality and integration in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The data set ranges from median annual income to standardized-test scores to voter turnout.

We released this report to coincide with the holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who played a prominent role in the Civil Rights Movement to end segregation and discrimination against blacks.



Racial Progress in Georgia (1=Most Progress, 25=Avg.)



Note: All of the following comparisons refer to the gaps between whites and blacks over time:

3rd – Change in Median Annual Income Gap

17th – Change in Labor-Force Participation Rate Gap

10th – Change in Homeownership Rate Gap

6th – Change in Poverty Rate Gap

8th – Change in Gap in % of Adults* with at Least a High School Diploma

14th – Change in Gap in % of Adults* with at Least a Bachelor’s Degree

20th – Change in Standardized-Test Scores Gap

13th – Change in Voter-Turnout Gap (2016 Presidential Election)

*“Adults” include the population aged 25 and older.

For the full report, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-the-most-and-least-racial-progress/18428/

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