In early 1978, the Urban League of Nebraska published a report designed to measure the status of Blacks in housing, employment, education, health care and political participation. At that time, Blacks in Omaha were found to be deficient in all the above areas in relation to the general community. Today, in early 1980, the basic facts of that report have not significantly changed. Blacks are still almost exclusively concentrated east of 48th Street with most of them having a median income just under 1 half that of the Omaha average of $16,000. Official figures indicate that while Black unemployment has dropped in Omaha sinc·e 1978, the ratio of Black to White unemployment has been steadily increasing since 1975.
(CPAR), Center for Public Affairs Research, "The State of Black Omaha 1980" (1980). Publications Archives, 1963-2000. 98.