Honestly when I read the study from WalletHub on the states with the most racial equality I was a little shocked. I’m sure we have all witnessed racial inequality and unfortunately more than others have been subjected to it. I have had the fortune to live all over the county in some of the biggest cities and smallest cities. Racial equality is something that varies region to region and WalletHub put it in perspective. It's an eye opening look at the states with the most racial equality, and well worth the read.

 

Racial inequality has been seen all over the country on television, as protests against police brutality and racism have erupted across Texas and the U.S. in response to the death of George Floyd.

WalletHub discovered that only 3.2 percent of executive or senior-level positions belong to black Americans, even though that demographic makes up 13 percent of the U.S. population. The overall black unemployment rate is consistently higher than the white unemployment rate, too.

What’s even more striking than the inequality in employment is the disparity in wealth between white and black Americans. The average white family has a net worth of $171,000, compared to just $17,150 for the average black family. As racial tensions run high in America, it’s an opportune time to take a look at which states have done the most to promote financial equality.

Now where does Texas rank among other states on racial equality? Surprisingly well:

State Economies with the Most Racial Equality

Overall Rank*StateTotal Score
1New Mexico79.92
2Alaska77.67
3Arizona77.30
4Hawaii77.19
5Texas76.60
6Colorado74.69
7Montana74.40
8Vermont74.11
9Delaware74.00
10Washington73.74
11West Virginia72.71
12Florida72.66
13Maryland72.41
14Kentucky71.65
15Tennessee71.55
16Virginia70.73
17Rhode Island69.22
18Utah68.57
19New Hampshire68.37
20North Carolina68.29
21Wyoming67.99
22Nevada67.60
23California67.60
24Massachusetts67.54
25Oregon67.36
26Oklahoma67.15
27Arkansas66.20
28Idaho66.18
29Georgia65.91
30South Carolina65.62
31Kansas65.34
32Missouri64.81
33Alabama63.50
34Connecticut62.79
35South Dakota62.55
36New Jersey62.13
37Nebraska61.10
38Maine60.96
39Mississippi60.34
40Indiana58.58
41New York58.04
42Pennsylvania56.01
43Louisiana56.00
44North Dakota55.64
45Ohio55.21
46Michigan52.61
47Iowa50.61
48Minnesota48.74
49Illinois45.18
50Wisconsin44.30
51District of Columbia16.00