A Population Reference Bureau study shows a significant number Black Americans moved into the upper-middle-class income bracket in the 1980s.
1991 (Aug 10)
A Population Reference Bureau study found that more Black Americans moved into the upper-middle-class income bracket in the 1980s, while one-third of Blacks remained locked in deprivation. The number of affluent Black families was 266,000, or one in seventeen, in 1967. In 1989, the latest year for statistics, there were more than one million Black families among the ranks of the affluent, or one in seven. By comparison, one in three White families was affluent by the same measure in 1989.