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5 charts reveal key racial inequality gaps in the US

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5 charts that tell the story of race inequality in the US. Image: REUTERS/Alyson McClaran

Charlotte Edmond
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Improvement in 9-year-olds' NEAP math test scores
Improvement in 9-year-olds' NEAP math test scores Image: Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis
Hourly wages.
Even with similar educational levels, wen of colour are still earning less. Image: Equitable Growth
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity, 1975–2011
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity, 1975–2011 Image: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, from The Russell Sage Foundation and The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality
Life expectancy.
Life expectancy by race. Image: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Imprisonment Rates
Imprisonment Rates Image: Pew Research
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