Martin Luther King Report: Hawaii is the Most Racially Integrated State

With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day around the corner and race relations being a top issue facing the nation today, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s States That Have Achieved the Most Racial Progress.

To identify the states that are most racially integrated and have come the furthest in their efforts of racial progress, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 10 key metrics. Our data set ranges from median annual income to homeownership rates to voter turnout.

In this report, we examine the differences between only blacks and whites in light of the high-profile police-brutality incidents that have sparked national controversy in recent years and the Civil Rights Movement — in which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., played a prominent role — that involved mainly black and white groups.

Racial Integration in Hawaii (1=Biggest; 25=Avg.)

  • 2nd – Median Annual Income Gap
  • 1st – Labor-Force Participation Rate Gap
  • 8th – Unemployment Rate Gap
  • 21st – Homeownership Rate Gap
  • 1st – Poverty Rate Gap
  • 1st – Business Ownership Rate Gap
  • 8th – % of Residents with at Least a High School Diploma Gap
  • 1st – NAEP Test Scores Gap

Note: All of the above comparisons refer to the gaps between whites and blacks, according to the most recent available data.

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Source: WalletHub

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