Over 50 years ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech calling for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States. Although America has made progress towards realizing Dr. King's visions, segregation and discrimination continue to exist.

The personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s States with the Most Racial Progress as well as accompanying videos.

WalletHub measured the gaps between blacks and whites across 22 key indicators of equality and integration in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Their data set ranges from median annual income to standardized-test scores to voter turnout.

Racial Integration Ranking

This ranking measures the current integration levels of whites and blacks. We also have constructed a separate ranking of the states’ racial progress levels achieved over time.

Source: WalletHub

States with the Most Racial Integration

1. New Mexico

2. West Virginia

3. Hawaii

4. Kentucky

5. Texas

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States with the Least Racial Integration

45. Illinois

46. Michigan

47. Minnesota

48. Iowa

49. Maine

50. Wisconsin

Racial Progress Ranking

This ranking measures the levels of racial progress achieved over time. We also have constructed a separate ranking of the states’ current racial integration levels.

Source: WalletHub

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