A national call to action to achieve economic parity for Black America by 2030

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Parity Project Innovation Challenge winners present their economic parity solutions at The White House

Our Mission

To Achieve Economic Parity for Black America by 2030

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The Problem

To achieve economic and educational parity for Black America by 2030

African Americans make up approximately 13.4% of the US population yet are grossly underrepresented in top areas that create wealth, health, and prosperity in America. 

For example, African Americans make up only:

  • 1% of Venture Capital funded entrepreneurs
  • 3% of Venture / Private Equity General Partners
  • 1% of Fortune 500 CEO’s
  • 8.6% of Fortune 500 corporate board members
  • 5% of STEM Jobs
  • 5% of Physicians
  • 9% of STEM degrees

Conversely, African Americans are grossly overrepresented in the areas that lead to further inequality and despair. For example:

  • 22.7% of the poor in America
  • 37.9% of the prison population

The Problem

To achieve economic and educational parity for Black America by 2030

African Americans make up approximately 13.4% of the US population yet are grossly underrepresented in top areas that create wealth, health, and prosperity in America. 

For example, African Americans make up only:

  • 1% of Venture Capital funded entrepreneurs
  • 3% of Venture / Private Equity General Partners
  • 1% of Fortune 500 CEO’s
  • 8.6% of Fortune 500 corporate board members
  • 5% of STEM Jobs
  • 5% of Physicians
  • 9% of STEM degrees

Conversely, African Americans are grossly overrepresented in the areas that lead to further inequality and despair. For example:

  • 22.7% of the poor in America
  • 37.9% of the prison population
PhD Candidate and real estate tech entrepreneur, Chanda Lowrance, presenting her winning PPIC proposal for economic parity at The White House - The Parity Project

The Solution – Economic Parity

The Parity Project has set an initial 10-year goal to achieve at least 13.4% African American representation (Parity) by 2030 in the following areas

  1. STEM Degrees in the US
  2. STEM Jobs in the US
  3. Private Equity / Venture Capital funded entrepreneurs (African American equity owner in the C-suite) in the US
  4. Fortune 500 Corporate Board of Directors 

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