07/15/2014 10:04 am ET Updated Jul 15, 2014

Study: Little Progress For African-American Men On Racial Equality Since 1970

Scott Olson via Getty Images

In recent years, the U.S. has celebrated the 50th anniversaries of the March on Washington, the Civil Rights Act and a number of other landmark accomplishments considered pivotal in making the U.S. a better place for African Americans.

But despite a deep reverence for those accomplishments, a new study suggests that African-American men today face such high levels of unemployment and incarceration that they are in little better position when compared with white men than a half-century ago.

Read more on Time