A call for action, leadership on race

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In many ways, a new, data-rich report by the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio confirms what we know about our city anecdotally: Blacks and whites in Greater Cincinnati live lives that are largely separate and unequal.

Collectively, African-American citizens in Greater Cincinnati die sooner than whites, earn significantly less money and suffer unemployment at more than twice the rate of whites, along with myriad other quality-of-life issues.

Among them:•Three out of four African-American children in Cincinnati live in poverty.•The unemployment rate for African Americans is 17.1 percent, compared to 7.1 percent for whites.•The median income for African-American households is $24,272, […]