March 30, 2010
States with Greater Racial and Ethnic Diversity and Higher Unemployment Rates Received Less Recovery Funds in 2009
An analysis by Advancement Project of state ARRA fund allocations in
2009 and their diversity levels reveals a statistically significant inverse
relationship between the per capita level of ARRA funds and diversity. In
other words, states with greater racial and ethnic diversity received less
ARRA funds in 2009.