MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota lags behind all other states in the country for racial integration, according to a new report.
The personal finance website, Wallethub.com, ranked all 50 states and D.C. on integration levels of whites and blacks.
Minnesota ranked among the worst for these categories:
– Median Annual Income (50th)
– Homeownership Rate (50th)
– Poverty Rate (49th)
– Percentage of Residents with at Least a High School Degree (51st)
– NAEP Test Scores (MN Ranked 44th)
– Voter-Turnout Rate: Full Weight (30th)
For racial progress, Minnesota didn’t do much better. The state ranked 50th with Maine being the worst.
The ranking was released as a response to recent racial tensions across the United States.
“Although equality and integration of all racial minorities is important, our analysis compares only black and white groups in light of the recent events that have caused racial tensions to resurface at high levels in the U.S. and the historical fact that the Civil Rights Movement — in which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., played a prominent role — primarily involved black and white groups,” Wallethub said.
For the entire report, click here.