With Meg Leta Jones, Assistant Professor of Communications, Culture and Technology at Georgetown University and Author of the Book Ctrl + Z: The Right to be Forgotten.
And Monique Morris, social justice scholar and author of the book Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century. Her new book is called Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.
Amid the widespread spin and skewed analysis that is commonplace to media and politics alike, the need for less filtered information and more raw facts seems more pressing than ever. Black Stats, a compact and useful guide, skips over the assumptions, suppositions, and hypotheses about trends and patterns in our society and offers up-to-date figures on black life in the United States today.
Author and advocate Monique W. Morris has compiled statistics from a broad spectrum of telling categories that illustrate the quality of life and the possibility of (and barriers to) advancement for a group at the heart of American society. With fascinating information on everything from disease trends, incarceration rates, and lending practices to voting habits, green jobs, and educational achievement, the material in this book will enrich and inform a range of public debates while challenging commonly held yet often misguided perceptions.
Black Stats simultaneously highlights measures of incredible progress, conveys the disparate impacts of social policies and practices, and surprises with revelations that span subjects including the entertainment industry, military service, and marriage trends. A critical tool for advocates, educators, and policy makers, Black Stats is?an affordable guidebook for anyone seeking to understand the complex state of our nation.