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Texas, Colorado Ranked Among Most Racially Integrated States


It’s been 57 years since Dr. Martin Luther King first introduced his vision for a colorblind American society. In the intervening years, America has grown more integrated—but there’s still work to be done.

The personal finance website Wallethub has performed a study of which states are the most racially integrated between whites and blacks, and the results are a mixed bag for HPPR states.

In the study, Texas was found to be the fourth most racially integrated of all states. Colorado also fared well, landing at number 10 in the rankings. Oklahoma just made the top half of states, landing at number 25, while Kansas was further down at number 38. Nebraska performed most poorly among HPPR states, falling at number 47.

New Mexico and Hawaii were found to be the most racially integrated states.

To compile their list, Wallethub looked at 21 key indicators of racial equality, from median annual income to standardized-test scores to voter turnout.