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.