The State of African-American Young People Today

Posted By Levi

July 17th, 2013 11:34am

Professor Juan Cole provides some useful charts on the state of young African Americans today.

• At age 25, 7.5 percent of whites are high school dropouts.
• At age 25, 14.4 percent of African-Americans are high school dropouts

Blacks - high school drop out rate

• By age 25, 30% of whites have earned a college Bachelor of Arts degree.
• About 14% of African-Americans have:

Blacks - college degree

• By some measures, African-American youth unemployment is 42%

Graph: Youth unemployment by age and race:

Blacks - youth unemployment

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