State of Black California. By Steven Raphael, Goldman School of Public Policy,
University of California, Berkeley and Michael A. Stoll, School of Public Affairs, University of
California, Los Angeles. (California Legislative Black Caucus, Sacramento, California) January 2007. 48 p.
Full Text at: www.assembly.ca.gov/lbcweb/State%20of%20Black%20California.pdf
[“Using 2000 census data, the report shows that blacks -— who make up less than 7% of California's population -— lag behind whites, Latinos and Asians in income, housing quality, health and education. Blacks are also more likely to be felons and homicide victims. The study found a median household income of $35,000 for blacks, compared with $55,000 for Asians, $54,000 for whites and $37,000 for Latinos. Only 25% of black high school students complete the courses needed for entrance to the UC or CSU systems, compared with 41% of white students. Black students dropped out of high school at higher rates than white students: 22% compared with 8%.” Los Angeles Times (February 1, 2007) 1.]