The Black Condition
Across the Nation
Armed Forces: Although Blacks were more likely to reenlist than whites, they were highly underrepresented among offices, making up less than 2%.
Education: With close to a 20% increase in numbers from 1960, 58% of Black women and 54% of Black men graduated from high school.
Employment: 10% of the nation's work force, about nine million Black people, were employed, with three-fourths of them concentrated in blue-collar jobs.
Income: The median family income for Black people was only 61% of median family income for whites. The dollar gap between white and Black families was $9,247.00 annually.
Population: Out of 203,984,000 American residents, 11.1% of them were Black.