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Intolerance and Inequality in America!
Nineteen Questions for All Americans!

1. 57% of people in state prisons for drug offenses in the US are African American. What percentage of illicit drug users in the US are African American? 14%

2. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, 34 anti-Muslim organizations were operating in the US in 2015. How many were operating in the US in 2016? 101

3. According to GLSEN, what percentage of students who report an incident of homophobia at school say the school did nothing in response or told them to ignore it? 64%

4. US Census data show that African American and Latina women earn how much for every dollar a White man earns? 64 and 56 cents, respectfively

5. The Service Women's Action Network has reported that women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are less likely to have been killed by an enemy than they are to have been: Raped by a colleague

6. According to the Center for American Progress, compared with schools attended by at least 90% white students, those attended by at least 90% students of color spend how much less per pupil annually? $733

7. About 5% of the world's people live in the United States. About what percentage of people currently in prison live in the United States? 25%

8. In a study conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research, researchers replied to help-wanted ads by sending resumes from fictitious applicants. Each applicant had the same qualifications, but some had stereotypically African American sounding names while others had stereotypically White sounding names. How much more likely were applicants with stereotypically White names to get a callback regarding their applications than applicants with stereotypically Black names? 50% more likely

9. The median household income in the US has increased 16% since 1980. During the same period, corporate profits after taxes increased 182%, the average income for the wealthiest 1% of families increased 190%, and the average income for the wealthiest 0.01% of families grew 322%. What happened to the average income of the poorest 90% during that time? Increased 0.03%

10. What portion of the U.S. government budget goes to welfare and Social Security? Less than 1% to welfare and 20% to Social Security

11. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, how many U.S. citizens are millionaires? Roughly 2.6 million

12. According to UNICEF, the wealth of the three richest people in the world is roughly equal to the combined Gross Domestic Product of: the 48 poorest countries

13. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median annual income for U.S. white men, 25 years or older, who have earned graduate degrees, is $80,000. What are the median annual incomes for Latina and Native American women, 25 years or older, who have earned graduate degrees? $50,000 and $40,000, respectively

14. Compared with their U.S.-born peers, how likely are immigrant men in the U.S., ages 18-39, to be in jail or prison, according to a 2008 report from the Immigration Policy Center? 5 times less likely

15. According to a 2006 report from the American Civil Liberties Union, African Americans comprise more than 37% of people arrested for drug use, 59% of those convicted for drug use, and 74% of those sentenced to prison for drug use. African Americans comprise what percentage of U.S. drug users? 15%

16. In a 2007 study, UNICEF rated the treatment of children in the 23 wealthiest countries in the world based on 40 indicators of child well-being. Which two countries received the lowest ratings? The United States and the United Kingdom

17. According to a study by the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights, what percentage of physicians report witnessing a colleague giving reduced care or refusing care to lesbian, gay, or bisexual patients? 52%

18. Compared with white women, how likely are African American women in the U.S. to die during childbirth due to a lack of access to prenatal care, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality? 4 times as likely

19. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, what is the percentage of U.S. schools with no teachers of color on staff? 40%

Thanks to the First Congregational Church of Sioux Falls.

Intolerance and Inequality in America!
Nineteen Questions for All Americans!