Reveals Black Family Concerns Regarding Race, Money
La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, noted that poll respondents expressed concerns about the impact of racial bias and the income inequality gap that is prevalent within the African American community, as well as other demographics in American society. "We have a lot of work to do in creating jobs and making sure that people of color receive the training and education needed to obtain those jobs," she said. "We believe the lack of employment is really critical and impacts a child's well-being and limits opportunities."· 84% of respondents says racial discrimination still pervades American society· 74% think society isn’t doing enough to support young men and boys of color.· Almost two-thirds of respondents say they are better off financially than they were five years ago, but 82% are concerned that Whites still make more than Blacks for doing the same jobs.· 52% see the media portrayal of African-Americans as generally negative.· 60% of respondents agree we are making progress in providing access to health care.· 50%, however, feel that we are losing ground in reducing the gap between rich and poor.· Almost 1/3 are concerned that their children are not getting a quality education.· 44% of survey respondents said they know someone that has been killed or committed suicide· 30% said “improving the creating more jobs/good paying jobs” as a top issue of concern.
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