HARI SREENIVASAN: But, first, the National Urban League has released the 40th edition of its annual State of Black America Report. It’s designed to provide a snapshot of where African-Americans are relative to whites.
According to the most recent report’s calculations, across multiple facets of life, African-Americans experience equality at a rate of 72 percent, compared to white Americans, who score 100 percent.
Here to explain is Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League.
So, let’s start with that 72 percent number. How do you get there? What does that mean?