How does the status of African Americans in Kansas compare with that of its white citizens? That’s the question that inspired a recent report by the Kansas African American Affairs Commission.
The commission was established in 1997 as an advisory group to the governor. It recently partnered with the Kansas Urban League to look at economic, health, educational and criminal justice indicators.
The report, called the State of African Americans in Kansas, will be used to guide strategies and better target funding to address equity gaps between white and black populations. To discuss the findings, KCUR's Susan Wilson spoke over the phone with Mildred Edwards, executive director for the commission.