The state of Black America 2017

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The state of Black America 2017

Things have clearly gotten better for African-Americans since 1976. Fewer blacks live in poverty — 29 percent in 1976 compared with 27 percent now. More blacks have graduated high school and college — 28 percent in 1976 and 33 percent today for high school, and 6 percent four decades ago versus 22 percent today for college. Life expectancy of African-Americans has increased from 68 in 1976 to 75 today.

As of 2016, 2.3 million people have been detained in the United States. If 50 percent were black Americans, that means 1.1 million blacks out of a total population of 46 million. Out of a total population of 46 million, the "Black Underclass" is 5-7 million, which is perceived to be a problematic presence. That is about 13 per cent of the overall BLACK AMERICAN population, and out of this community, you get about 8000 murders a year mainly due to drugs and gangs battling each other much like the Italians and Irish before them.

The only areas where African-Americans are doing the same or worse is in home ownership, 43.7 percent in 1976 and 43 percent today. During the Obama era, the economy added 15 million new jobs, the black unemployment rate dropped and the high school graduation rate for African Americans soared. African-American's total GDP is $2.2 trillion with a approximate population of 46 million people (including Africans, Hispanics and Afro-Caribbeans). Of that group, 5-7 million are the "Black underclass" who are considered a troublesome presence. The State of the African-American Consumer Report found that African American GDP is projected to reach $2.9 trillion, with a buying power projected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2015.

The study, which focuses on black spending, media habits and consumer trends, reported an increase in the amount of blacks attending college or earning a degree to 44 percent for men and 53 percent for women. It also found an increase in the number of African American households earning $75,000 or higher by almost 64 percent.

In culture, African Americans dominate American culture. It is undeniable that American popular culture often originates in the intensely creative and vital African-American culture, particularly in the areas of music, dance, and fashion. In the 1950s, when African American musicians playing blues and rock were producing music that had a popular appeal, most radio stations and record companies would not play or produce their music. Instead, they looked for white artists that could produce the same sound. Popular music was influenced by African American musicians, but popular culture was not. Not anymore.

History belongs to those who write it. The white supremacist believes in ethnic/cultural superiority by trusting on what was told to them (and passed gen after gen at home, coffee shops... even if school said otherwise) that is, in fact, a tale.