Why did the law allow this? This bring me back to the topic of institutional racism. Statistically speaking blacks who had just graduated from college have twice as much of a hard time finding a job than whites. It 's founded that people who have names that “sound black”, send out about 50 percent more applications than a white person. Unemployment rates for the black community is at a whopping 10.4 percent compared to the white and latino community, 4.7 percent.
The most surprising information when it came to a person’s income was that people that earned less than $15,000 were 31.3% smokers, while the people that earned more than $50,000 had dramatically dropped to roughly 10.2% of tobacco users. Also, education had key features showing dramatic changes in percentages when it came to the amount of education people had. People that had less than a high school diploma were 23.2% smokers, while people that were college graduates had around 8.2%
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.
The prison population is overwhelmingly male and disproportionately minority. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 25% of state prisoners are white, 38% are black and 21% are Hispanic, revealing a degree of disproportion when compared to the general population where 62% are white, 13% are black and 17% are Hispanic. Racial disparity with regards to imprisonment has been a feature of the prison system from decades yet this disparity has increased over time. African Americans today are incarcerated in state prisons at a rate that is 5.1 times the imprisonment of whites. African Americans comprise 31% of individuals arrested for drug violations.
Racial inequality is an American tradition. Relative to whites, blacks earn twenty-four percent less, live five fewer years, and are six times more likely to be incarcerated on a given day. Hispanics earn twenty-five percent less than whites and are three times more likely to incarcerated.1 At the end of the 1990s, there were one-third more black men under the jurisdiction of the corrections system than there were enrolled in colleges or universities (Ziedenberg and Schiraldi,
A poll published in 2014 found that only about half of Americans would consider themselves to be happy. This is a significant drop from even about 70 percent only 5 years earlier. Why aren’t people happy? Many claim that problems affecting happiness are money, career or family issues. But I believe it’s all relative.
Illegal immigrants are a major part of the US labor force and have been an important source of low-skilled labor supply to the US economy for many decades. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that the number of unauthorized immigrants in the US labor force was 8.3 million in 2008, up from 6.3 million in 2003 but down slightly from the 2007 peak of 8.5 million. And there are currently 11.9 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States, with an average of 500,000 new entrants arriving annually over the last decade. (Passel and Cohn, A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States, 2009).
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
As we look at the lack of minorities in policing the two key problems causing this issue are gender and race. As recently as 1968 African Americans on the force only consisted of a makeup of only 5 percent of all sworn officers in the United States and the percentage of women on our forces in numbers were substantially even lower. Throughout the last twenty years, many police departments have tried to recruit women, African American, Hispanics, Asian American and other minority groups. Though the numbers are on a steady rise, they are not an impressive one. Discrimination is a factor in the issue in few minorities in policing, the illegal use of characteristic of race and/or gender of an applicant used by the employer in making a hiring or promotion decision.
Fewer than one in three black Americans and not even half of whites say the United States has made “ a lot of progress towards racial equality.” Today 50 years after the passage of the voting Rights Act, roughly six in ten Americans (59%) say the country needs to continue making changes to achieve racial equality. “ Most whites believe minorities already have equal opportunity.” Orfield said but “the peak of equity in college happened back in the 1970s, there are very large gaps today.” In 1960, black men were five times as likely as white men to being local, state or federal prison. Fifty years later, black men are six times as likely as white men to be in local state or federal prison. Fifty years later, black men are six times as likely as white men to be incarcerated and hispanic men three times as likely. The schools of black children have been steadily resegregating and have weaker graduation rates, less qualified teachers and weaker educational offerings.