African American Racial Inequality Essay

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Decades of racial discrimination, insufficient urban planning, and unsuccessful labor policy left African-Americans disportionately unemployed and situated in ghettos across the United States. (Hahn 25) The lack of opportunity led a number of individuals within those communities to join gangs to secure income, social status, and protection. (Hahn 25) Instead of integrating these individuals into the “prosperous mainstream,” the police has separated and trapped minorities within these communities.(Hahn 25)Working with the desperate, angry,and wronged communities daily paired with racist social beliefs led to racial generalizations by cops. (Hahn 25) This persistent racial segregation and disparity rooted in the US’s past cultivated the inclusion…show more content…
(Heumann, Milton, and Lance 85) In Maryland, blacks were stopped at a significantly greater rate than the actual proportion of black drivers, and yet the rate of successful searches for contraband with the same as whites, suggests the fact that race played a large part in initial stop practices by some police. (Heumann, Milton, and Lance 91) In california, a California Legislator revealed 90% of all motorist arrested by pipeline units since 1991 have been members of minority group.(Heumann, Milton, and Lance 88) African-American motorists in particular, and minority motorists in general, were proportionately more likely than whites to be stopped on the roadway studied. (Racial Profiling: Limited Data Available on Motorist Stops : Report to the Honorable James E. Clyburn, Chairman, Congressional Black Caucus) In 2004, Amnesty International USA conservatively estimated that one in three people in the United States approximately is at high risk of being subjected to some form of racial profiling, based on the number of US citizens that were racially categorized by the US 2000 Census.(Threat and Humiliation: Racial Profiling, Domestic Security, and Human Rights in the United States) A 2000 report n Los Angeles revealed that one in four officers in Los Angeles agreed that racial profiling exists and contributes to a negative interaction between police and the community.(Nelson
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