The nature of social and economic inequality as it exists now between Blacks and Whites in the United States is explored in this paper. Summary statistics on education, earnings, employment, family structure, incarceration and life expectancy are presented by age, sex and race. It is suggested that, while progress has been made in narrowing the racial gap in social standing, there remains a significant disparity that warrants continuing concern.
Loury, Glenn C.
"Twenty-Five Years of Black America: Two Steps Forward and One Step Back?,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 27
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol27/iss1/3