Conservative-led red states are outperforming their progressive-led counterparts in achieving educational equality between black and white Americans, according to a new study by Wallethub.
The 2023’s Best States for Racial Equality in Education study found New Mexico, Wyoming, West Virginia, Oregon, Vermont, Hawaii, Kentucky, Texas, Arizona, and Oklahoma to be the top ten states. The study did not include Washington, DC
The study’s methodology was based on a comparison of the gap between white and black Americans with undergraduate and high school degrees and disparity in standardized test scores.
Massachusetts, New Jersey, South Carolina, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, New York, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Wisconsin (in descending order) were the ten states with the lowest scores.
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It’s important to note that states with smaller black populations could have more volatile outcomes on equality and inequality. In the top ten, Kentucky, Texas, Arizona and Oklahoma were the only states with black populations above 5%.
However, every state in the bottom ten countries has a black population greater than 5%.
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“The gaps they measure are between black and white outcomes, and the states with the smallest gaps also appear to have relatively small proportions of black populations,” says Dr. Shaun M. Dougherty, associate professor of public policy and education at Vanderbilt University, told Fox News Digital.
He continued, “Red states like Mississippi, Ohio, and Alabama aren’t doing very well, while red states like Wyoming have very few black residents and do well in this case — as do Vermont, Maine, and New Mexico, all of which have very few black people have residents.” Percentages of Black residents.
The ten states with the highest Black populations, in ascending order of ranking in the study, were Mississippi (#19), Louisiana (#33), Georgia (#15), Maryland (#35), and Delaware (#12). , Alabama (#18), South Carolina (#43) and North Carolina (#29).
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“In my view, the most interesting cases are states like Delaware and Arkansas that have relatively large black populations and better performance on those metrics,” Dougherty said.
“My fundamental concern with these rankings is that the focus is primarily on performance differences by race, rather than levels, which are also important. Small disparities in a state with poorer services for all are justified but not desirable.”