With the recent civil unrest that has taken place in places like Baltimore and Ferguson, a lot of focus has been laid upon the urban black male. Take this little quiz to see how well you know what’s going on in the black male community.
Answer either true or false:
- Overall there are more black men in prison than in college.
- There are more college aged (18-24) black males in prison than college.
- Incarceration went up 25.3% for black males aged 18-24 from 2000-2010
- College enrollment is down over 30% for black males from 2000-2010
- The high school graduation rate has gone down 6.6% for black males from 2000-2010.
- Black women are leaving black men behind in gaining college degrees.
- In terms of percentage per group there are more white men in college than black men.
- In terms of percentage per group there are more Asian women in college than black women. (Ok I cheated and slipped one in for the ladies!)
- 50% of black boys drop out of high school.
- In the past decade the high school drop-out rate went up close to 40% for black males.