Saturday, December 11, 2010

2025 Vision for African American Males

The 2025 Campaign for Black Men and Boys today has released a new report, We Dream A World: The 2025 Vision for Black Men and Boys with recommendations aimed at drastically altering life outcomes for black men and boys.

Among this report's fundings...
  • African  American men are less likely to be working than any other demographic in the United States
  • African American men between ages 16-24 fare the worst
  • The time between ages 16-24 often established a person's earning trajectory for a lifetime.
     Barriers to Attaining Employment:
    • At every educational level, African American males are less likely to be employed and earn less than their Caucasian peers.
    • Caucasians with comparable  credentials were 50% more likely to receive calls from prospective employers.
    • Research by the University of Chicago indicates that having an ethnic-sounding name is a job interview deterrent.

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