Urban League President on 2007 State of Black Kansas City
By Sylvia Maria Gross
Kansas City, MO – The Urban League of Greater Kansas City released its 2007 State of Black Kansas City report this week, which showed African Americans are about 75% of the way towards equality with whites. The report is patterned after the national Urban League's equality index, which showed the status of African Americans at 73% of whites, the categories are economics, health, education, social justice and civic engagement. For the local study, researchers at UMKC's Economics department analyzed data from Jackson County, Wyandotte County, and this year Johnson County. Urban League President Gwen Grant said what emerges is a tale of two Kansas Cities. She reads from the introduction of the report.