New Detroit publishes annually the "Metropolitan Detroit Race Equity Report". This report identifies clear and measurable disparities among different racial and ethnic groups in this region in business ownership, educational achievement, in per capita income, in home ownership and in other measurements. Those disparities exist in every geographic area in southeast Michigan. They make it all too clear we are nowhere near achieving a post-racial society.
The 2007 Survey of Business Owners provides basic economic data on businesses owned by Hispanics/Latinos, Blacks or African Americans, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Asians, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, and whites. The survey data is based firms rather than on establishments. A firm may operate one place of business or more, such as a chain of restaurants, or have no fixed business location, such as the firm represented by a self-employed carpenter or salesperson. A firm contrasts with an establishment, which is a single physical location at which business is conducted.Click here to see more detail & support of chart above