“The arc of the moral universe is long,” Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “but it bends towards justice.” Does it? Here are 6 facts about racial inequality from The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy that will pause to make you think.
1. A larger percentage of black children live in poverty than white children in West Virginia.
2. White families with children make significantly more money.
3. Blacks make up a larger percentage of underemployed adults:
4. If you’re white, you’re much more likely to own your own home here.
5. You’re more likely to be suspended from school if you’re black.
6. Black men are incarcerated at 7 times the rate of whites in West Virginia.
You can see the full infographic from The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy here (PDF).