13 Feb Impacting Black History: Black people make up 8% of L.A. population and 34% of its homeless.
Black people make up 8% of L.A. population and 34% of its homeless.
In Los Angeles County, African Americans represent 7.9% of the population.
In the latest homeless count, with double-digit city and county increases that are uniformly disappointing and disturbing, Black people make up 34% of the 66,000-plus total.
As has been true in other recent years, that is out of whack by four times, and it’s a particularly important number to highlight today, as a reinvigorated national conversation on racial disparities is taking place across the United States.
“Without institutional racism, there would be 15,000 fewer people experiencing homelessness, almost all coming from Black and Native American populations,” said the summation of county statistics released this week by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.
Read More at: LATimes.com