African Americans comprise 31% of individuals arrested for drug violations. In eleven states, at least 1 in 20 black adults are in prison. Research shows that prosecutors are twice as likely to pursue a mandatory minimum sentence for black people as for white people charged with the same crime. One in nine black children and one in 38 Latino children have an incarcerated parent, compared to one in 57 white children. Higher rates of incarceration in minority communities have lead to the destruction of the family
According to the textbook, "Racial and Ethnic Groups" (Fourteenth Edition) by Richard T. Schaefer identified the top three major issues for African Americans today as being education, employment, and criminal justice system. Within the educational system, African Americans receive inadequate education in result of their quantity of formal education. Therefore, African American children are more likely to not graduate from high school and receive higher education. Most African Americans attend predominantly white colleges and universities, whereas the vast majority attend historically black colleges and universities. With regards to employment, African Americans have a higher unemployment rate; it 's due to depression-like factors such as residing
The United States told Diem if he does not get rid of Nhu then Diem will not have the support from the United Stated anymore. Diem was furious and he refuses to do want the the United States wanted. Diem try to discredit the Buddhist protest by saying that the :Pictures of the death of monk Quang Duc was fake. But no one will hear it. Diem and Nhu was view as Catholics that disrespect other people’s religion and majority of the citizen of South Vietnam were Buddhist.
Unemployment rates for the black community is at a whopping 10.4 percent compared to the white and latino community, 4.7 percent. There have been cases where a supervisor monitors the blacks more than the whites, specifically to find something wrong and use it against them to, in turn, fire
As an early childhood educator, I must say, that poverty is a serious problem and every childhood educator needs to be aware of this, in order to demonstrate compassion toward children and their families. For instance, it is important that EC understand the socioeconomic status of the children and families that they serve. Consequently, research and knowledge about poverty would allow EC to understand the children better, such as their individual needs. However, knowing how to assist children and their families, based on the resources makes a difference. As an early childhood educator, children of poverty can benefit from learning through accommodations.
So if proper programs are established, the rate of juvenile delinquency might decrease which might reduce the rate of crime in the future. The first course of action to address delinquency is early interventions, stopping it before it starts, which could be implement in schools or in local communities. The intervention is a program that educates children on deviate behavior and risk factors that play along with it. The program will also deliver support to the families that might be having problems. The first program that followed this model was the Perry Preschool Program which resulted in positive effects on social-emotional and cognitive development of the children in the program, as well as parenting practices (Jennings, 2000).
Affirmative Action Reader pg. 244 “ those many in our society that are darker, poorer, more identifiably foreign will continue to suffer the poverty, marginalization, immersion and incarceration.” Statistics are staggering Racial Disparities in Incarceration African Americans constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated population, they are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites, what’s shocking is that one in six black men had been incarcerated as of 2001 and if the trends continues one in three black males born today can expect to spend time in prison during his lifetime. I am for affirmative action, as I believe that when the late President John F Kennedy signed the affirmative action on March 6th 1961,
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
There was a set of resumes with stereotypical black names and a set with generic white names. To the dismay of many, “White-sounding names generated 50 percent more callbacks” (Lavergne Mullainathan 1). These innate biases may be the cause of James P Smith’s findings in his book, Black Poverty: Past and Future. What he found was alarming. Though African Americans are the vast minority, they are the largest racial group making over 27% of the impoverished demographic.
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