Business: Situation Report: Business

THE economic gap between white and black is still tremendous, but it is narrowing. Negro median family income rose from 54% as much as white income in 1965 to 60% in 1968. The difference is less dramatic if the South, where half the blacks still live, is excluded. In the North Central and Western states, black family income runs 75% to 80% as high as white income.

The number of Negro families existing below the poverty level ($3,553 for a nonfarm family of four) dropped from 48% in 1959 to 29% in 1968. Poverty depends partly on whether there is a man...

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