State Of Black America 2014 Panel: How To Address Academic Disparity

09
Apr

State Of Black America 2014 Panel: How To Address Academic Disparity

With the release of the National Urban League‘s 38th annual State Of Black America Report, a panel discussion involving key figures of NUL opens up an examination of the finer points of the report’s findings and what steps need to be taken to move the economic needle forward for people of color.

Jeff Johnson sat with the NUL’s Chanelle Hardy, Internet Innovation Alliance co-chairman Jamal Simmons, and interim president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic studies, Spencer Overton.

The panel opened with Hardy, who serves as the Senior Vice President for policy and the Executive Director of the NUL’s Washington bureau. Hardy further delved into the findings of the equality index with Johnson inquiring why the report focused on a certain grouping of metropolitan areas. Hardy shared that the newer nuances of the report and the expanded data would be used to determine how economic parity could…

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