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YP Discussion/Mixer: State of Black Winston-Salem Roundtable

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Key leaders of local civil rights organiztions discuss the results of the State of Black Winston-Salem Report.

Stunningly, the report shows that black residents in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County earn only 62 cents for each dollar made by white residents. Black residents in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County have a homeownership rate that is half that of white residents. Black residents are half as likely to have access to healthy food. Black residents have a death rate 1.23 times that of white residents. Arrests of black residents for nonviolent traffic offenses in Winston-Salem, occur at a rate approximately 1.4 more frequent than for white residents.

Most shocking, perhaps, are the education indices. Forsyth County black third graders are approximately 60% less likely to read at grade level than white third graders.

Where: W-S Urban League Quality of Life Center, 3441 N. Patterson St., W-S, NC 27105

When: Thursday, July 20 @ 7:00 pm

Relevant links:

Download the State of Black Winston-Salem report by clicking here.

Exclusive Chronicle article about the State of Black Winston-Salem report

Download the State of Black America Summary report.