As far as population goes, Wyoming may not be the most racially diverse, but it is to nice to see we're making positive changes overall.

A new study released by person finance website, WalletHub, listed "2023’s States with the Most Racial Progress" and the Cowboy State landed the #1 spot overall for Racial Progress Rating in the entire country.

Source: WalletHub
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WalletHub data showed exactly what metrics Wyoming shined in, which included (all of the following comparisons refer to the gaps between white people and black people over time):

  • 1st – Change in Median Annual Household Income Gap
  • 1st – Change in Gap in % of Adults* with at Least a Bachelor’s Degree
  • 8th – Change in Unemployment Rate Gap
  • 11th – Change in Gap in % of Adults* with at Least a High School Diploma
  • 16th – Change in Labor-Force Participation Rate Gap
  • 17th – Change in Poverty Rate Gap

The study went on to further state:

In 2022, conversations on race have remained prevalent, with high-profile police brutality trials ending in convictions for officers. Unfortunately, only 40% of all adults and only 30% of black adults think the recent increased focus on racial equality has actually led to changes that have improved the lives of black people. This makes it clear that we have a lot of work to do.

The harsh realities of racial segregation and discrimination are no longer as visible in America as they once were — but they persist.

We still have a long way to go in the country to get things to a truly equal level, but it is nice to see progression moving in the right direction.

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