The Economic State of Black America: What Is and What Could Be

The intent of this report is to lay out a broad factual foundation examining how race affects economic participation in the United States. While this can be approached through any number of vantage points, we have explored these questions through the framework of five roles individuals play within the economy.

This research provides a fact base to document the racial gaps that exist in the U.S. economy today and offer a vision of what could be gained if they were closed.