Racial Gap In America

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gap increases going down the economic profile, where a black family has a mere two percent in wealth compared to a white family. In order for America to overcome this racial gap, the wealth divide must be narrowed.

There are many reasons contributing to higher African American unemployment rates. One important factor that plays role in high unemployment is higher crime rates among blacks. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, one in three black men can expect to go to prison in their lifetime (“Addressing Chronic Black Male Unemployment." Addressing Chronic Black Male Unemployment. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2016.). The crime rate is higher than the average and it is nowhere closely equivalent to that of white men. The imprisonment

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