On the other hand, blacks have made progress relative to whites in other important realms.
The gap in high school completion between blacks and whites has narrowed, as has the white-black gap in life expectancy.
This represents a modest increase from 1967, when median black income was 55% of white income.
Since then, black income has ranged from 54% of white incomes to 65% (in 2000, during a period of economic growth and low unemployment).
The racial income gap has increased somewhat since 2007, when black income was 63% of white income.
The income gap between whites and Hispanics has widened since 1970, when Hispanic median household income was 68% that of whites.
It examines and compares the behavior of various measures of broad activity: real GDP measured on the product and income sides, economy-wide employment, and real income.
Black and white incomes have risen since the late 1960s, but both have declined since 2007, the year that marked the beginning of the Great Recession.Since the 1960s the difference in black and white incomes grew from about ,000 in 1967 to roughly ,000 in 2011.The median black household income in 2011 was 59% of median white household income.In 2011, the typical white household had a net worth of ,405, compared with ,446 for black households, ,843 for Hispanic households and ,203 for Asian households.The figures for net worth—also known as wealth—are based on assets minus liabilities in Census Bureau data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation.In both recessions and expansions, brief reversals in economic activity may occur-a recession may include a short period of expansion followed by further decline; an expansion may include a short period of contraction followed by further growth.