Unmasked: 2020 Black-White Equality Index

Aug 10, 2020
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Imagine if we were to summarize how well African Americans and Hispanics are doing compared to whites in the areas of economics, health, education, social justice and civic engagement and represent that by a pie. 

The Equality Index measures the share of that pie which African Americans and Hispanics get. 

Whites are used as the benchmark because the history of race in America has created advantages for whites that continue to persist in many of the outcomes being measured.