Published July 2001
by Information Publications .
Written in English
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Statistics on crime and criminal justice topics in the United States, including data on arrests, police officers and agencies, courts, convictions, sentences, drugs, corrections, inmates in local jails, State and Federal prisoners, death penalty, violent crime victims, terrorism, and public opinion. “The Book of Negroes” is a series of documents listing persons of African ancestry who were evacuated from the United States at the end of the American Revolution. One copy is held with the Guy Carlton Papers in The National Archives of Great Britain in Read More () The Book of Negroes. African Americans, one of the largest ethnic groups in the United States. African Americans are mainly of African ancestry, but many have non-Black ancestors as well. Learn more about African Americans, including their history, culture, and contributions. By (the most recent Census for which such statistics are available at the time of this writing), the economic conditions of African Americans had changed dramatically (see Tables 1 and 2). They had become much less concentrated in the South, in rural places, and in farming jobs and had entered better blue-collar jobs and the white-collar.
"I am black, and within that, I am a Jamaican-born, African American man, but I call myself and identify as black," he explained."I have had to . Black-American Members by Congress, –Present. This table is based on information drawn from the Biographical Directory of the United States each Congress, Representatives and Senators are listed in alphabetical order. According to the Center on Disease Control's annual Youth Risk Behavior Survey, in whites and African Americans reported similar rates of carrying a weapon (whites %, African Americans %), and similar rates of carrying a gun (whites %, and African Americans, %). Hispanic (40%) and black (33%) adults are more likely than whites (22%) to report not having read a book in the past 12 months. But there are differences between Hispanics born inside and outside the United States: 56% of foreign-born Hispanics report not having read a book, compared with 27% of Hispanics born in the U.S.
A black or Hispanic American reader is likely to finish Porter’s summary of the evidence and say, “So what else is new?” For a white liberal, the book leaves many an illusion in tatters. A Black person is five times more likely to be stopped without just cause than a white person. A Black man is twice as likely to be stopped without just cause than a Black woman. 65% of Black adults have felt targeted because of their race. Similarly, approximately 35% of Latino and Asian adults have felt targeted because of race. Police Brutality. Black Americans account for less than 13% of the U.S. population but the rate at which they are shot and killed by police is more than twice as high as the rate for white Americans. The Statistical Compendia program is comprised of the Statistical Abstract of the United States and its supplemental products—the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book and the County and City Data Book. To access the most current data, please refer to the organizations cited in the source notes for each table of the Statistical Abstract.