Despite making up 10 percent of all degree-holders in the United States, Black Americans hold only 3.2 percent of executive, managerial and senior-level positions and less than 1 percent of Fortune 500 CEO posts.

Source: “Being Black in Corporate America,” Coqual, September 2020, p. 2,

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Position Representation Percentage
Fortune 500 CEOs 0.8%
Executive/senior-level officials and managers 3.2%
Professionals 8%

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