As Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches, personal finance website WalletHub released its 2020 racial integration and progress report where Wisconsin ranked 50th in racial integration and 44th in racial progress.
WalletHub measured disparities between white and black people by analyzing 21 key factors across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. These factors include median annual income, standardized-test scores and voter turnout.
Only the District of Columbia, at 51, ranked behind Wisconsin in racial integration.
“Race relations have been in a rough patch recently,” the website stated. “According to a 2019 survey by the Pew Research Center, 45 percent of Americans say the U.S. hasn’t done enough to give black Americans equal rights to white Americans. In addition, 58 percent of Americans think race relations are “generally bad” and 53 percent think they are getting worse.