"Hurricane Katrina shrank the Black population in New Orleans by 57 percent."
Here are some other statistics from the book:
- There are less than a quarter-million Black public school teachers in the U.S.—representing just 7 percent of all teachers in public schools.
- Approximately half of the Black population in the United States lives in neighborhoods that have no (<1%) White residents.
- In the five years before the Great Recession, the number of Black-owned businesses in the United States increased by 61 percent.
- A 2010 study found that 41 percent of Black youth feel that rap music videos should be more political.