Georgia has picked up a nice honor that shows decades of hard work to bring racial progress to the Peach State are paying off.
WalletHub recently ranked each of the 50 states on several factors of racial progress and found Georgia ranks No. 1 in the United States, according to their data. The Peach State ranked especially well in the “Employment and Wealth” section of their study, in which they scored highest after 10 key metrics were added up.
Those metrics included median household income, unemployment rate, homeownership rates and voter turnout. Although Georgia didn’t rank highest in any one metric, their high rankings in nearly all 10 of the metrics ensured us a No. 1 spot.
“It’s important to emphasize how far Americans have come in harmonizing blacks and whites in the U.S. — whether in our workplaces, in our schools or in our voting booths,” WalletHub said.
New Mexico, Mississippi, Texas and Maryland rounded out WalletHub’s top 5 in terms of racial progress. The website also ranked each state on the grounds of racial integration, and Georgia ranked No. 7 on that list. Hawaii took home the top ranking for racial integration.
Hat tip to the Atlanta Business Chronicle
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