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State Overview

Key Takeaways


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Economic Opportunity: Almost one in four Black and Native American households live below poverty.
Economic Opportunity: For every 1,000 Asians in California, 26 own businesses; whereas for Blacks and Latinos only four out of 1,000 are business owners.
Economic Opportunity: Ten out of 100 Whites are employed as officials or managers while only three out of 100 Latinos hold similar occupations.
Democracy: Significant racial disparities exist in midterm and presidential elections.
Democracy: The higher voter turnout in presidential elections somewhat narrows the racial disparity in turnout, but not completely.
Democracy: White representation among elected officials is more than double that of all other races.
Crime and Justice: Surprisingly, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are highly represented among police officers—eight per 1,000 persons—which is greater than the ratio for Whites (three per 1,000) and Blacks (two per 1,000).
Healthy Built Environment: African Americans and Latinos are more likely to live, play, or go to school near hazardous land uses like railroad facilities, ports, airports, and refineries.

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