Atlanta Black Star: "Effects of systemic racism leaving black youths facing severe disadvantages in the classroom and beyond"

Atlanta Black Star features the Child Opportunity Index
Published: 02.19.2015 Updated: 12.09.2022

The Child Opportunity Index (COI) is a measure of relative opportunity across all neighborhoods in a metropolitan area. The index is calculated based on indicators in three opportunity domains: Educational Opportunity, Health and Environmental Opportunity, and Social and Economic Opportunity.

In particular, the article highlights findings from the COI on disadvantages for black youth. In the nation's 100 largest metro areas, about 40 percent of black children live in the lowest-opportunity neighborhoods in their area. In comparison, only 9 percent of white children lived in the lowest-opportunity areas.

For more information read the full article, linked below.