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Report: Blacks, Hispanics doing better but lag behind whites

1 year 10 months 3 days ago March 18, 2015 Mar 18, 2015 Wednesday, March 18 2015 March 18, 2015 3:52 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Jesse J. Holland

WASHINGTON - A new report says African Americans and Hispanics have improved health care and are less frequently victims of violent crimes this year than last.

But the State of Black America report also shows that these minorities still lag behind whites when it comes to most areas of social justice in the United States.

The National Urban League is to release the report on Thursday.

The reports says full equality with whites in economics, health, education, the justice system and civic engagement would be at 100 percent. Blacks were at 72.2 percent in this year's report, while Hispanics were at 77.7 percent. Both were increases from last year.

The biggest jumps for both groups were in health care, an improvement credited to implementation of the nation's health care law.

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