Black worker incomes remain far behind earnings for whites in Baltimore, study shows

A study released Monday found stark disparities in income between blacks and whites throughout Baltimore.

The region’s black workers are concentrated in low-wage industries and jobs and tend to earn less and have higher job turnover than their white counterparts, according to the report released by Associated Black Charities of Maryland.

“Baltimore doesn’t have to be a city where African American household income is nearly half that of whites,” said Diane Bell-McKoy, the organization’s president and CEO, during a presentation of the findings during a panel discussion at Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Baltimore headquarters. “We know we can do better economically for our citizens, regardless of their race.”

Overall, blacks in Baltimore city earned about half…

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