Racial Attitudes: UALR Discusses Race and Income Disparity

LITTLE ROCK, AR – African Americans in Pulaski County are more likely to consider themselves lower-middle class compared to whites who earn the same amount.

That’s one finding in the 11th annual Racial Attitudes Survey conducted by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

A panel including lawmakers and business leaders discussed the survey at the Ron Robinson Theater downtown. One takeaway, the close correlation between education level and economic upward mobility.

“We’ve made progress. In many ways Little Rock / Pulaski county, they’re good places, they’re a notch or two above a lot of other communities, but at the same time we still have a long way to go,” says Joel Anderson.

Nearly 2,000 white, black and Hispanic residents living in Pulaski County participated in the survey.

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