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Hawaii Most Integrated State in USA
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2018’s States with the Most Racial Progress

Wallet Hub, Jan 9, 2018

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shared with the world his dream of a colorblind society — one that focuses on his children’s character, not on their complexion. America has certainly come closer to realizing Dr. King’s vision. But segregation and discrimination continue to persist.

Views on systemic racism also differ sharply across racial lines. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, 92 percent of blacks said that “whites benefit a great deal or a fair amount from advantages that blacks do not have.” In contrast, only 46 percent of whites agreed with that statement.

Nonetheless, it’s important to recognize the racial harmony we’ve achieved — in our workplaces, in our schools, in our voting booths. To that end, WalletHub measured the gaps between blacks and whites across 23 key indicators of equality and integration in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Their data set ranges from median annual income to standardized-test scores to voter turnout….

read … Full Report

Racial Integration Ranking -- This ranking measures the current integration levels of whites and blacks.


  • Overall Rank – 1st
  • Score -- 78.92
  • ‘Employment & Wealth’ Rank – 1st
  • ‘Education’ Rank -- 7th
  • ‘Social & Civic Engagement’ Rank – 1st
  • ‘Health’ Rank -- 39th
  • Lowest Median Annual Income Gap – 1st
  • Lowest Labor-Force Participation Rate Gap – 2nd
  • Lowest Poverty Rate Gap – 1st
  • Lowest Business Ownership Rate Gap – 1st
  • Lowest Standardized Test Scores Gap – 1st

Racial Progress Ranking -- This ranking measures the levels of racial progress achieved over time.


  • Overall Rank – 24th
  • Score -- 55.26
  • ‘Employment & Wealth’ Rank -- 13th
  • ‘Education’ Rank – 43rd
  • ‘Social & Civic Engagement’ Rank -- 25th
  • ‘Health’ Rank – 45th
  • Highest Change in Median Annual Income Gap – 3rd
  • Highest Change in Labor-Force Participation Rate Gap – 4th

Related: 1959: Martin Luther King Jr Salutes Hawaii Statehood


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