WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report says Black America held steady and Hispanic America improved slightly during former President Barack Obama’s final year.
But the National Urban League says progress may be in danger under President Donald Trump.
Its State of Black America report uses an equality index, with 100 percent being full equality with whites. The equality index for blacks was 72.3 percent in 2016, a small increase from 2015’s 72.2 percent. The equality index for Hispanics was 78.4 percent, which is an increase from 77.9 percent in 2015.
National Urban League CEO Marc Morial says he is concerned Trump could reverse some of the gains from the Obama era.
He says the first full report card of blacks and Hispanic America under Trump won’t come out until next year.
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