Monday, March 08, 2010

Stop serving: More Blacks work in service compared to other races

In recent invited lectures I've given to government and civic groups, two basic but informative charts in presentation have really caught people's attention. The two charts speak about both the challenges and solution to improving the economic situation of Black communities across the country.

The first chart illustrates, by race, where people work in the five largest occupational categories. For African Americans, three categories dominate: Sales/Office, Service and Management-type positions. Most notably, far fewer African Americans work in management positions than whites or Asians, although Blacks do outnumber Hispanics. As a consequence of this fare, more Blacks work in Service (in comparable numbers with Hispanics) than either whites or Asians.

Read the rest at The Loop.

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