American media: 12 charts to see the cruel truth of racial inequality in the United States

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 American media: 12 charts to see the cruel truth of racial inequality in the United States


Picture 1: African American women are three times more likely to die in childbirth than white women.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

According to the Bureau of labor statistics, African Americans are almost twice as likely to lack health insurance as white Americans, which leads to their lack of proper care, which is more obvious when they suffer from chronic diseases or in the current epidemic. According to statistics, the new crown epidemic in just a few months took the lives of 24000 people of African descent.

Photo two: African novel coronavirus pneumonia is a higher mortality rate.

Note: novel coronavirus pneumonia accounts for 17.7% of the local population and 23% of the total cases of new crown pneumonia deaths based on the epidemic area.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Although African Americans account for 13% of the total population of the United States, they account for 18% of the deaths in areas with severe new crown outbreaks.

The same is true for the overall life span.

Figure 3: life expectancy of African Americans is shorter than that of whites.

There are also differences from school to society

There is also a gap between African Americans and whites on graduation.

Figure 4: the proportion of high school students graduating on time is significantly lower in African Americans than in whites.

Figure 5: the proportion of African American students who have completed the four-year university program is lower than that of white students.

The gap still exists in social labor. According to government data, the unemployment rate of African Americans is higher than the average, and most of them are hard to apply for high paid jobs.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Many African Americans in American businesses have suffered racial discrimination in the workplace. Among Fortune 500 companies, only a small proportion are African Americans who are chief executives.

Picture 7: only four African Americans in the top 500 companies act as CEO

Source: Fortune magazine

It also affects income inequality between races.

Picture 8: black families lag behind other races in income

Note: household income data is calculated in 2017 dollars. The trend line interruption reflects the change of income in 2013.

Source: Census Bureau

Compared with other ethnic groups, African Americans have a lower rate of home ownership.

Picture 9: African American housing ownership rate is low

Note: the data in the figure is the data of the first quarter of 2020.

Source: Census Bureau

Although the number of white people living in poverty is higher than that of African Americans (17 million to 9 million), African Americans are twice as likely to live below the poverty line as whites.

Picture 10: African Americans living below the poverty line are twice as likely as whites.

Source: Census Bureau

African Americans are 2.5 times more likely to be killed by police than whites, according to a study by the University of Michigan, Rutgers and Washington University.

Picture 11: the proportion of African prisoners in federal and state prisons is higher than that of whites

Source: Bureau of judicial statistics

Figure 12: the lack of African Americans in the U.S. Congress

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