Two Minnesotas: Stats Show Disparity Between Black And White Residents A new survey finds Minneapolis and St. Paul among the worst places for black Americans to call home. Experts say one reason is that Minnesota has one of the highest attrition rates for black professionals. Many who come here for work leave within two years -- which is seen in the troubling statistic comparing median income. A typical black household in the Twin Cities has an income of $31,635 a year. That is just 40 percent of the average earnings at a white household.
Unemployment Rate For Blacks In Minnesota Hit A Record Low Last MonthState officials say Minnesota added 8,700 private sector jobs last month and the unemployment rate dropped to 3.1 percent. Meanwhile, there was also a drop in unemployment for the state’s black population.
Charter Schools Among The Nation's Most Racially SegregatedCharter schools are among the nation's most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds — an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing traditional public schools.
Report Shows Racial Disparities In Metro Transit Arrests For Fare EvadersA new report released Thursday shows disparities in arrests on metro transit between people of color and whites. The report shows that when police encounter people who are found to be first-time fare evaders, black adults are 26 percent more likely to be cited rather than warned when compared with white adults.