History of Higher Education and Social Mobility Around the 1950’s to the late 1970’s the economy was thriving healthily. There was less income inequality and higher mobility. The income inequality percentage was only a 4 percent income difference between lower-income households and the higher income households. It is speculated that the reason for such an even distribution of social mobility was because the United States had made higher education a priority, and more citizens started going to college and getting degrees. In 1940 6 percent of American’s had a college degree, but the percentage had started to heighted around the 1950’s all the way to the late 1970’s.
In a graph made by the Bureau of Labor statistics it states the unemployment rate for people depending on how far they went with education. It states,” High school diploma 7.5%, Bachelor’s degree 4.0%, and Doctoral degree, 2.2%.” College graduates are less likely to not have a job, which means that they will have a sustainable income that allows them to be able to provide for their families. In addition, college graduates get paid more. In the article, “ Actually, College is Very Much Worth it” it states, “Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010 the median weekly earnings for someone with some college but no degree were $712 compared to $1030 for a college graduate. That’s almost $17,000 over the course of a year.” There is nothing wrong with getting paid more money, if anything it makes life easier because you won’t have to worry as much when you have to pay your bills.
When properly renovated and rehabilitated, such homes offer a variety of advantages like abundant space at a low cost per square foot, elegant architectural appointments, and proximity to downtown employment opportunities and arts and entertainment amenities. The poor have very little political or economic defense against developers who want to buy up their crumbling apartments and rehab them into luxury condos and lofts, and city and state governments are only too pleased to ease the way for this
Segregation is a result of gentrification—the buying and renovation of houses in deteriorated neighborhoods by upper-income families or individuals—thus, improving property values but often displacing low-income families. It is this displacement that causes segregation in cities like Cleveland, Ohio and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. However, if the meaning of gentrification is changed, and people work towards making sure the upper-income families and the underprivileged are able to live together in the same community, segregation would subside. As suggested
By this logic things can also be gentrified because gentrification is more about taking someones lifestyle as opposed to their economic assets. Having visited many recently gentrified neighborhoods, like North Park in San Diego, I have noticed that the people who live and work their aren’t trying to develop the area in an economically profitable way, but instead fit a certain “aesthetic.” New residents keep some of the grit of the old neighborhood and then add fancy coffee shops, boutiques, record stores, and other niche businesses that are usually associated with a more bohemian lifestyle. My opinion on Staley’s claim is also informed by my parents and their experiences. My mom grew up in Brooklyn and I went back to her old neighborhood with my family when I was a kid. When we visited the deli my family used to go to, the original owners were still there and remembered my mom and her siblings.
Most Syrian refugees are educated, the birth rate in Syria before the civil war was not very high and the population was shrinking not growing. The fear that refugees lead to higher crime rates also turns out to be wrong. Refugees who become immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than the native population. When allowed to work, they tend to start businesses and integrate themselves into the workforce as fast as possible, paying into the social systems than they extract from them. Syrians coming to the West are potential professional workers, desperately needed to sustain Europe’s aging
Does the problem lay within the lack of minority parents interested in adoption or something much bigger? Many believe adoption agencies have set the standards and requirements expected for prospective parents far too high for that of African American decent to reach. These standards are in the range to favor the white families in regards to salary, education achievements, and place of residence. causing the score for black applicant to be much lower than white applicants. Many believe they have used this as a device to “screen out” the African American parents wishing to adopt.
We live a much different time where the cost of living has increased and the job availability has decreased. “According to the Pew Study on the American Dream, social mobility is increasingly difficult, if not impossible; the study found those born at both the top and the bottom of the “income ladder” stay where they are from one generation to the next.” (Rooks) Meaning that if you are born into poverty it is more likely than not that you will stay there. This could help to reason why politicians have a hard time coming up with a good plan of action to help those in poverty. While Horatio Alger’s stories may have been a good inspiration for young and old during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s; he should not in reality be take seriously. In all his stories are fiction and are meant for entertainment purposes.
The booming economy is causing the middle class to migrate towards suburbs. The problem with this is that with them moving away from the cities it leaves only the less fortunate people in unkept housing with no money to provide relief. America is turning into a nation of urban slums, desperate rural poverty, and discrimination. The people that will be most affected by this are black immigrants, Hispanic Americans, Native americans, and the uninsured elderly. Since president Eisenhower has been in office, there has been a decrease in poverty but still the bulk of the poverty is in the south.
In the article, John Hunt College Degree Can’t Close Racial Gap by Michael Luo it shows ever since the founding and development of this young nation minorities are more often challenged more vigorously in terms of possible candidacy for employment. Every year a large percentage of college graduates join the workforce and as result the unemployment rates among minorities with degrees increase drastically. Many believe that these graduates are not aggressive in finding a job, however many fail to realize that it is not about individuals, or individual effort, there is evidence that in the job application process, racism is alive and well in today 's labor market. Various minorities go to top colleges, yet a black-name resume is less likely to
According to Aaron Morrison’s article titled, “Black Unemployment Rate 2015: In Better Economy African Americans See Minimal Gains,” African Americans with a college degree receive job opportunities equal to a white high school dropout. This is important because it shows that no matter the success or the education level of a person, when applying for a job, it is the color of their skin that matters most. This unequal standard for obtaining a job has led to an increase of unemployment within the black community. According to “The Black and White Labor Gap in America” by Christian E. Weller, in the year 2011, the unemployment rate of African Americans averages 16.1% while the unemployment rate of white people averages 7.9%. Furthermore, the rate for African Americans without a job is about twice as much compared to white Americans.
Throughout history african americans who received college educations where either from families with old money or where athletes there were many kids that were qualified to go to college but did not have the money and because they did not have it they shorted themselves. When you donate to the NAACP you are not only helping against hate crimes but also to that kid who didnt have the financial aid or background to put themselves through a highly regarded college with high tuitions. The NAACP helps african americans who are in jobs who don 't come with health programs. They help find programs for people who are in situations and also give people guidance to programs around there area through the HYPE program. This program does tours to colleges and universities around the united states.
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). Yet, due to economic constraints most Latinos still do not pursue four-year degrees, even though Latino parents place high emphasis on education as part of climbing the economic ladder, Latinos are still dropping out of school at an impressive rate in order to help their family financially.
I am going to have to disagree with you that segregation still exists in the US and has been going on for years now. People are free to move anywhere they would like and are not bound by borders or school districts. Yes, some cities have become more affluent and the cost of living in those cities is more expensive than your average suburb, but do you really think this is by design or planed to alienate a certain race of people? The fact that you say whites are moving farther and farther away from the city and causing segregation is not a true statement. It also consists of other races too.
I had an idea of what the median income was going to be for my neighborhood and Hunter College. I did not expect to have such a separation as the census data shows. The median household income of Hunt’s Point Ave is similar to New York City’s median household income. Hunt’s Point Ave’s median income is $30,483 while New York City’s is $52,737. Hunt’s Point Ave’s median income is too close to the poverty line which means most people in the town either are not in the labor force or cannot find good paying jobs.