Of this number, a fairly large amount are African Americans. They are so prevalent in this prison population that on any day, a male with no degree is more likely in jail than working. Many legal scholars refer to this high incarceration rate among African Americans as a new form of Jim Crow segregation, in which minorities head from high school straight to
In a poor neighborhood we can watch a white and an African American child grow up. The difference between the two will be that the white child will have an smoother time growing up and moving out and into a middle-class neighborhood and the African American child will face many more strife and conflict. This is helps explain why 48% of African American families have lived in low-income areas for a typical minimum of two generations, while that only occurs to 7% of white families (Sharkey, 2013, p. 39). For African Americans it is significantly more difficult to leave the poverty that they were born
However when given a fair shot they succeed at a very high rate. Second poverty plays a key role in the lives of African Americans. Poverty affects education the sad reality is if you live in a poor neighborhood the odds are your getting a poor education. The third and final thing I learned is career advancement is low for African Americans and especially low for African American females.
Blacks are also three times more likely to be convicted of drug violations than whites. Only 75 percent of blacks have received post-high school education, compared to 85 percent of whites. Not surprisingly, blacks on average also make less money than whites” (Philip M. Deutsch). It’s unjust that people of color are treated as inferior to white people, and it is that kind of social issue that interferes with the liberties of all Americans of
People of all different races and ethnicities are locked behind bars because they have been convicted of committing a crime and they are paying for the consequences. When looking at the racial composition of a prison in the United States, it does not mimic the population. This is because some races and ethnicities are over represented in the correctional system in the U.S. (Walker, Spohn, & DeLone, 2018). According Walker et al. (2018), African-Americans/Blacks make up less than fifteen percent of the U.S. population, while this race has around thirty-seven percent of the population in the correctional system today.
“Black youth are ten times more likely than white youth to be arrested for drug crimes” according to the ISR (International Socialist Review). As you can see African Americans were at a disadvantage, even if they weren’t doing anything wrong, they were more likely to get stopped by a cop over any other race. Even in today’s society, we see a repeated act of unfairness, especially towards ethnic cultures. Though officers no in their mind its not right, they continue to abuse their
Statistically, for a teen, living in poverty can have devastating effects, especially if they are black. There are a few reasons why children are dealing with poverty. Sixty-Five percent of black children live in low income families(Skinner,2018 para 8) and only thirty percent of white children live in low income families(Burger,2016 para 9). On paper it seems like black families have less money
unequally distributed and social stratification propagates discrimination and social injustice (Ellis & Carlson, 2009). Socioeconomic Status: The literature supports that Latinos face discrimination regardless of socioeconomic status or education level. “Regrettably, as a group, Latinos are one of the nation’s most socioeconomically disenfranchised groups in the US (Marotta & Garcia, 2003). They have higher rates of living in poverty and of being unemployed, overrepresented in low-wage jobs, and have lower rates of educational attainment compared to non-Latino Whites (Motel, 2012)” (as cited in Molina & Simon, 2013). Education: The Latino high school drop out rate has decreased in the recent years to 14%, it is still above the national average rate for Blacks at (8%), Whites (5%), and Asians (4%), (Pew Research, 2015).
The gap between men and women in poverty is far vaster in America than anywhere else. In 2007, 13.8 percent of females were poor compared to the 11.1 percent of men. Women living in high-income countries such as the United States give birth with the help of medical attention, but for low-income countries this is usually not the case. The Death Toll in poverty by race causes the population of many poor Americans to double 25 percent every year. There are a lot of drawbacks to those who have low-income such as housing stability and economic development.
Some families may fall into poverty and need public assistance because a family goes to prison. It costs about $30,000 per year to incarcerate a single inmate, which is significantly higher than what most states report. The federal government also reported paying almost $26,000 per inmate in federal facilities in 2008, and the community corrections center costs were estimated at nearly $24,000 per inmate; however, neither figure includes “social costs.” It amazes that it can cost so much money for someone to be housed in jail or