Despite legal advances to provide de jure equal employment opportunities, poverty rates for Black children have only risen over the past 30 years. People of color are at a significant disadvantage compared to White families, who have accumulated wealth over generations due to racial discrimination in employment, housing discrimination and government services.
Community based advocates across the state are working towards the elimination of disparities in our job markets, capital markets, and wealth accumulation.
Employment, median household income, cost-of-living-adjusted poverty, below federal poverty level, food security, workforce in professional and managerial positions, internet access, denied mortgage applications, and business ownership.
Different industries have largely failed to meet the needs of diverse racial groups in spite of legal advancements to provide de jure equal opportunity for all workers.