March 24th, 2010
05:27 AM ET

Report: African Americans make equality gains

African-Americans made small gains relative to their white counterparts in the 2010 Equality Index, released Wednesday by the National Urban League.

The index attempts to measure the "relative status of blacks and whites in American society," using the categories of economics, health, education, social justice and civic engagement.

The 2010 index stands at 71.8 percent – an increase of 0.6 percent over the year before. An equality index of less than 100 percent suggests that blacks are doing worse relative to whites, while an index greater than 100 percent suggests that blacks are doing better.

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  1. JR

    On the one hand, we humans are all entitled to equal rights. On the other hand, Asians and Europeans evolved in a completely different climate/conditions from Aficans - it couldn't be more obvious that Asians/Europeans and Africans are distinctly different genetically - it is what it is, nothing says they need to be the same and they never will be the same. Look at Asia & Europe, and then look at Africa - Lord have mercy. Look at purely Asian/European American communities, and then look at purely African American communities – Lord have mercy.

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