Income Ratio- African American v Whites*
Wealth Ratio- African Americans v Whites*
Education Gap African Americans v Whites**
Rate of African Americans incarcerated for drug charges ***
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MLK Day Panel Discussion on Mass Incarceration On January 20th we celebrate the incredible life, legacy, and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. NAACP staff, members, and supporters from across Cheltenham participated in a panel discussion exploring the topic...
Montgomery County appoints Ken Lawrence, first Black Board of Commissioner.
Ms. Cyd Smith, a School Counselor in the Cheltenham School District received the Cheltenham Area Branch NAACP Educational Achievement Award.
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*Income of African Americans compared to that of Whites came to just below 60 percent ($35,400/$61,200). Their wealth ratio is a lowly 10 percent ($17,600/$171,000) in comparison to Whites. The ratios for Hispanics were very similar . Source- Washington Post Article 2017
**Average test scores of black students are about two grade levels lower than those of white students in the same district. The Hispanic-white difference is roughly one- and-a-half grade levels. The disparity has little connection with class size, a district’s per capita student spending or charter school enrollment. Research Data from Stanford University
***2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, shows African Americans and whites use illicit drugs at similar rates HOWEVER, the imprisonment rate of African Americans for drug charges is nearly six times that of whites. NAACP Justice Fact Sheet
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