The Delta has developed into an underprivileged community where “24% of Southern students attended school in districts in which extreme child poverty rates dipped below 5%” (Hughes). Over half the public schools in the south are poor and are overwhelmed by the consequences of poverty. While the program itself can deem quite expensive, the long-term effects make it worth the investment. Education in Mississippi is suffering due to the lack of government support and community
Paul Krugman, an economics professor at Princeton, writes “Confronting Inequality” chapter 7 in his book. Equality in America is what makes America, what it stands for. Social and economic inequality still is a part of everyday life in America. Education is making parents struggle because they want to give them a good education; but also, health care for those who need it. Middle-class starts to scramble more every day while the high-class gets more prosperous.
In America there is a very real financial divide among the people. Financial stability starts with education, although a large portion of the American population cannot afford it. Depending on your parents economic standing you may or may not be able to afford college, among other things. College opens the door for many opportunities, including having the capacity to provide for your family. Various authors today are still writing about the ongoing issue of poverty and the ways to climb out of it.
Education for minority students has continued to be secretly separate and unequal. Currently now in this generation two-third of minority students still attend schools that are mainly minority, most of them located in cities, and funded well below those in the suburban districts. The U.S educational system is one of the most irregular in the world, and students routinely receive dramatically different learning options based on their social status. (Darling-Hammond 1) When it comes to employment, the use of affirmative action is much different than the education expectation. Majority of today situation that deals with discrimination when it comes to employment concern not only race but gender as well.
The fundamental idea of black economics is under investigation in this research to explain the gaps that exist in the community in terms of unemployment, poverty, income, wealth, assets, and education compared to the leading racial group. According to the article, Learning Race, Socializing Blackness: A Cross-Generational Analysis of Black Americans’ Racial Socialization Experiences, “The contemporary discourse that is prevalent in the African American community has been documented for many years since the post-Civil Rights Movement Era” (Nunnally). Fueling this discourse is a working assumption that somehow African Americans are equal to other racial groups and the economic barriers that exist in their community are caused by their lack of
African Americans are no longer held in shackles, but are undermined because of their living conditions and race. There are a lot of things that influence African Americans lives, but poverty and jail incarceration seems to be at the root. According to the State of Working America in a 2013 study, African Americans poverty rates is the highest at 27%, compared to White people and Hispanic people. The study also shows that families with only mothers are the highest in poverty at 39.6%; families with both parents ' poverty rate are 16.9%. The absence of a male figure is critical in poverty; it is a 22.7% difference.
The African American is a beautiful, intelligent, and strong human being. Yet, no one seems to understand their importance since their history has been colored with oppression, prejudice, and racism. The white American’s apparent superiority stems from their deeming that dark skinned people are automatically lower than them, since they do not fit their norm. In this society, African Americans today still face injustices throughout their daily lives, whether the problem be relating to economics, education, or their social standing. In the economic field, African Americans face many problems that prevent them from receiving an appropriate income.
The idea of segregating racial minorities into crowded residential areas is a reality, which influences lower socioeconomic standings and limits equality to health. Institutionalized racism serves to seemingly brand and constrain upward movements of success in society. Many of the schools, including junior high and high school, located in minority filled communities are limited in their educational merit and do not instill and prepare for higher education and advanced opportunities in employment (Williams & Collins, 2001). Residentially segregated schools are said to fall short in areas of teacher quality and educational resources (Williams & Collins, 2001). The schools themselves have less funds per student and are surrounded in high neighborhood
Poverty and deprivation were common within the Black community as the government did not offer them good jobs nor profit them in anyway. Malcolm X stated that after elections, the government employed a few Black individuals big jobs to make it seem like they cared however, they already had jobs and chose to not offer them to those living in poverty. According to Malcolm X, everyone in the room, despite having jobs was still not able to make enough money for their necessities. Only if everybody's cash was accumulated would it appear like there was a large amount of money. Consequently, it continued to keep the Whites superior to Blacks.
Today in the United States 14% of adults are illiterate which is a better result than in the South before the Civil War. The Southerners’ wretched attitude towards education during the 1800s contributed to the lagging literacy rate. They also believed that schooling was a private issue and not for public funds to be spent on it, so you would have to go to private school if you wanted schooling. Then for the educational system did not have much public schools because the southern people were not willing to pay taxes for it. Secondly most of the public schools that were managed were in poor condition, these were called “charity houses” and too far away for some children that wanted to attend for an
Racial Wealth Gap in America Inequality is by no means a new concept within America; from slavery, discrimination, and prejudice, the United States has been quite a playing ground for social inequality. Although slavery was officially abolished in December 1865(“America”), its influence on the U.S. continues to ring through society. Specifically in the case of racial wealth disparity, White Americans continue to hold benefits and privileges that are not given to African Americans. This has left an uneven distribution of wealth between the two. This racial wealth disparity between White Americans and African Americans is reflected through the median of accumulated household wealth and a lack of opportunities for African Americans in the job
African Americans have always struggled with fitting into the nation but that doesn’t mean we should categorize them as second class citizens. We have many African Americans today that have well structured lives and have good income, but the percentage rates weigh down the success we see in them today. Poverty rates for African Americans (26%) in 2014 were more than two and a half times that of non-Hispanic whites (10%)(Feeding America, 4). African Americans were and are still treated as second class citizens socially, economically, and politically. In the social factor, African Americans were dealing with increases in segregation and discrimination.
Of course everybody wants to go to college, get a degree, and be successful. Unfortunately, The American dream has been sabotaged by the costs of education. As for jobs and education in America, many other countries have been competing with us. The rise of immigrants from other countries such as China and India are contending hard with American students in the college, and workforce. According to a source, the average college tuition is about 9,000 dollars.
I have read many books on all black towns and how the government funding for these public school are little to none and the living conditions are horrible. These people are still being segregated but in a different way. They are being pushed into ghettos and areas of the United states that has little or not social or economic growth leaving them working hard at “retail’ or “labor” jobs. They are barely making ends meet and do not have time to find ways to lift themselves from these conditions and it creates a cycle for these lower class black individuals to be stuck in for