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Is Racism Working?

Ethnic Group

Percent of
U.S. Population Age 18 and Over
2000 Census




Visibility

Percent Employed in Management or Professional Occupations*

2005

   Male       Female
Decision-making Power

Percent Employed in Non-Management, Non-Professional
Occupations

Male       Female


Decision-making Power

Unemployment Rate 16 years and older

 2005

 

 

Median Annual Salary, Full Time Work 2005

 

Male       Female
 

Earning Power


White

 

 

72%

 

32.7%

 

38.8%

 

67.3%

 

61.2%

 

4.4

 

$38,636

 

$30,992


African American

 

11.2%

 

21%

 

30.4%

 

79%

 

38.8%

 

9.5

 

$29,068

 

$25,948

 

Hispanic or Latino

 

11%

 

13.6%

 

22.4%

 

86.4%

 

77.6%

 

6.9

 

$25,428

 

$22,308

 

Asian

 

 

3.7%

 

48%

 

44.5%

 

52%

 

55.5%

 

3.6

 

$42,900

 

$34,580


Mixed Race

 

 

1.3%

 

%

not available

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

Native American

 

 

.7%

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

Native Hawaiian; Pacific Islander

 

.1%

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

n/a

*Interpretation example: Of all the white males who worked full time in 2005, 32.7% worked in management.
Source:  U.S. Department of Labor

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