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100,000 Americans die every year from pollution related illnesses, but some communities die at much higher rates than others.
Only 2.2% of businesses are minority owned in America and Black women receive just 0.0006% of all venture capital funding in tech
Cancer killed 600,000 people in America last year. Low-income communities and racial minorities have some of the highest cancer mortality rates.
In every major city, Americans are facing huge costs of rent, healthcare, childcare, and groceries, which aren’t being matched with higher incomes.
1 in 4 Americans has a subprime credit score. Black neighborhoods have a median credit score that is 100 points lower than a comparable White neighborhood
Poor access to banks and easy access to payday lenders prevent many communities from achieving financial security
The United States has now hit the worst levels of hunger in decades with 54 million Americans having no reliable access to food
567,000 people are homeless in America - half of them live in just two states. But this population can be hard to track.
375 US counties incarcerate at least 20 Black people for every 1 White person and Oklahoma has a higher incarceration rate than Russia or Rwanda
We rarely mix with people who have different income levels than us, and this can increase our biases
21 million Americans and 10 million school-age children do not have internet access. This means that 15% of children will not have the same education as their peers
The US has just experienced the greatest divide in life expectancy across regions in the last 40 years
Half of all US adults cannot read a book written at an 8th grade reading level. 6th graders in the poorest counties perform 3 grade levels below their peers in rich counties.
1 in 5 Americans is struggling with mental health, but care isn’t equally accessible to those who need it most, particularly in America's prisons
Nonprofit donations actually end up going to wealthier counties and rural communities are left in the dark
The Black unemployment rate is consistently double the White unemployment rate. Job growth is not equally distributed.
The US has the highest share of single-parent homes of any country in the world. Children in these homes face greater obstacles
1,752 police departments across the country have created formal partnerships with Amazon Ring. These partnerships more often show up in majority-Black communities.
Low-income communities are often found next to Superfund sites, dramatically increasing the health risks for these children and parents
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is America's most successful poverty alleviation program, but too few families actually claim this benefit.
Teachers are 3x more likely to have multiple jobs compared to other workers - hometown is a big factor
17 teenagers out of every 1,000 is a teen mom in America, making the US the worst country among developed nations for teenage pregnancies. This creates cycles of poverty.
Violent crime in America has been decreasing for years, though some communities still see much higher rates.