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Worst States For Blacks In 2015: Illinois In Top Three Group Finds



Protesters chants while blocking traffic in Madison, Wisconsin, May 12, 2015. Reuters/Ben Brewer

In the second installment of its special report “Worst States for Black Americans,” 24/7 Wall Street revealed the 10 states where the disparity between black and white Americans is most dramatic.

The report comes amid a months-long national debate about alleged racism in the U.S. criminal justice system, as well as African-American complaints about "opportunity gaps" and economic disparity they claim is fueling racial tensions. To compile their list, 24/7 Wall Street examined a number of government-tracked socioeconomic measures, including statewide rates of unemployment, incarceration and home ownership.

The three worst states cited in the latest report – Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin – have over the past six months seen protests over fatal police shootings and general discontent with the economic outlook for black Americans.



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  1. Actually, the worst states are Nigeria. Somalia, Sudan, Ghana, Union of South Africa, Chad, Mali, Cameroon, Niger, Ivory Coast, Congo, Senegal, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Gabon. Djbouti (not to be confused with ‘DJ’s booty’), Angola, Namibia, Haiti, and a couple dozen other places.
    For all the press about the “great civilizations” of sub-Saharan Africa, no one has been able to find any. Ancient Egypt was NOT created by sub-Saharan blacks. The “civilization” at the ruins of (Arabic?)Zimbabwe for some reason are claimed to be phenomenal. http://www.worldheritagesite.org/sites/greatzimbabweruins.html
    Look at the comment on the page by David Mavindidze about “geniuses.”
    The best places for blacks are industrialized, civilized Western countries, none of whom have a majority black population.