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Officials Release First State of Black Lexington Report

By WUKY Staff

Lexington, KY – The State of Black Lexington report looks at various issues including quality of life, racial equality, plus perceptions of racism; especially as they relate to employment, education, and health care. Local Urban League President and CEO P.G. Peeples says the point of the document is to generate dialogue and creativity throughout the community.

"Our hope for this inaugural effort, is that it will create civil conversation around solutions for all of us in this community. And it will not perpetuate bitter conversations about the problems that some of us face. This document sets a firm platform on which to build these rich conversations and viable solutions."

The data comes from a 600 person survey conducted in 2009. Questions were posed to an equal number of Whites, African Americans, and Hispanics. The State of Black Lexington Report is a joint venture between the Urban League of Lexington, the mayor's commission on race relations, the Lexington Human Rights Commission, faculty and staff at the University of Kentucky, Partners for Youth, and Preston Osborne research.