Black America Remains in Crisis, According to Equality Report

The poorest median white household in the U.S. still makes two times more than the poorest median black household. This statistic was discovered by the National Urban League, a civil rights organization based in New York City. For the last 40 years, the organization has published a report titled "The State of Black America." It measures the level of equality black and Latino people have in comparison to white people in the U.S. This particular year was fraught with racial tension. Recent reports of police brutality against black men and women, nationwide protests and a scathing Department of Justice report about excessive police force in the Ferguson, Missouri, are just a few of the leading factors of poor race relations in the U.S.