In this article from the NAACP’s monthly journal Crisis, the authors highlighted how gentrification negatively affects minorities by displacement, in particular those from the African American community. Furthermore, they made the argument that this systematic force needs to end in order to combat the spread of economic inequality. To back up their claim Portland, Oregon was used to back up their thesis of gentrification hurting the economically disadvantaged, because while it is cited as being the model gentrification hub, as well as one of the more progressive cities in the nation, African Americans have continually bore the brunt of the city’s continued rapid urban redevelopment with being priced out of their own neighborhoods, such as the
This new law caused an increase from an estimated 300,000 to 2 million prison inmates over the course of the last two decades. (Michelle Alexander, 2010) According to Rebecca C. Hatey and Jennifer L. Eberhdt of Stanford University, California holds only 7% of African American population but 45% of California’s prison inmates are African American under the three strikes law. (Racial Disparities in Incarceration Increase Acceptance of Punitive Policies 2014) Michelle Alexander writes that the mass incarceration of the 1990’s created a new “racial caste system” and extreme funding for the criminal system.
For some, freedom is not given. For some, freedom is how things are in which a common situation in everyday life. Realize it or not, human trafficking is still happening today. For every 30 seconds, another person becomes a victim of the trafficking industry. Today, according to ILO research, not only there are more than 21 million people being trafficked worldwide but also an illegal annual profits that may exceeds USD $150 billion, in such a way making trafficking industry as the second largest black market industry in the world.
For Arts, I will be looking at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) as the sponsee and Bank of America (BOA) as the sponsor. I am not sure if this is a good fit. I say this because according to an article published in the magazine American Renaissance by Jared Taylor, BOA was ordered to pay $335 million to settle charges that its discriminated against non-white borrowers (Taylor, J., 2011). They also steered blacks and Hispanics more often than they did whites into costly, risky, sub-prime mortgages. The primary goal for BOA is to improve image.
During the 2008 election African-Americans came out in much larger numbers than the previous years. The 2008 presidential elections were said to be the most racially and ethnically diverse in U.S. history, with nearly one-in-four votes cast by non-whites, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center. The voter turnout rate among young black eligible voters was higher than that of young eligible voters of any other racial and ethnic group in 2008 (Lopez and Taylor). African- American women and younger African-
The impact of Black entrepreneurship on the wealth disparities that exist between African Americans and White Americans, and examine ways that we can narrow the racial wealth gap. This report uses IRS Department of Statistics of Income Tax Stats to calculate figures based on the Personal Wealth of Top Wealth holders with Net Worth of $1 Million or More in 2001 by state, to test the relationship between wealth and average income. When using the Empirical Limit Profit Model of Wealth, the findings concluded that there is a significant relationship between wealth and income. Therefore, African American entrepreneurs have higher levels of income which builds higher wealth accumulation in comparison to the working class, which is consistent with
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.
2008 election was the first in which black voter turnout exceeded that of whites. The size of the gap in black and white voter participation has fluctuated since the mid-1960s, with black participation ranging from 79% to 87% of white participation between 1964 and 1996. In 2000, the black participation rate was 92% that of the white rate. The gap narrowed dramatically to 99% in 2008, the year Barack Obama ran for president as the first black major-party nominee(pew). In the 2012 election, black turnout exceeded white turnout by 67% to 64%.United State finally have the first ever black president in 2008.
White men earn 34% more than black men. To makes things worse, black women earn 67% less than black men. I did the math and it shows that the average wage of black men and women are 56% LESS than the average wage of a white man. This is s really bad and it shows how messed up society can be when it comes to both race and gender. Our community is diverse, there are over 2000 ethnic groups to be classified in and the fact that you just want to associate yourself with one will socially isolate you from the rest of the world.
Additionally, the results showed that “a white name yields as many more callbacks as an additional eight years of experience” (Bertrand). A white sounding name is equal to eight years of hands-on, real world experience, people. That fact alone shows built in bias. And, in a survey done in conjunction with the study, “more than a third of African Americans reportedly experienced racial discrimination during a hiring process. (Bertrand)”
As the education gaps increase, we can expect a growing wage gap between white and black women (McCall, 2001). The rising gap in marriage (and unmarried parenthood) between white and black women (Ellwood and Jencks 2004), combined with the marriage premium, may worsen the racial
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.
Since the end of the Civil War, whites have economically oppressed blacks through “Government programs that gave white families a leg us…either exclud[ing] or shortchang[ing] African Americans” (Starkman 32). While conventional wisdom suggests that peoples’ wealth should be based on their income, Starkman suggests otherwise. Incomes fluctuate, while assets, which are a more net yield of wealth from even past generations, stay relatively stable. When comparing assets instead of income as wealth, there is a jarring disparity; whites have a $236,000 advantage over blacks, even when adjusted for income levels, and still growing. In essence, assets are the key to wealth in America, as the Shapiro study at the University of Michigan found.
There are 283,000 Hispanics incarcerated which makes up 15 percent of the inmate population. From 1985 to 1995, Hispanic imprisonment rose by 219 percent with annual increase of 12.3 percent. Hispanics are usually four times more likely to go to jail as white men, but less likely than African Americans. According to the Bureau of Justice statistics, Hispanics are the fastest growing minority in the prison system.