The proportion of African Americans was 24.9 percent which was approximately three times greater than non-Hispanic whites at 8.1 percent The poverty rate amongst African Americans in Appalachia was 27 percent with 12.1 percent being non-Hispanic whites. In Appalachia, rates of deep poverty were lowest among whites and Asians and high among African Americans. Poverty in Appalachia evidently continues if deficiency is
According to Pew research poll, hispanics are the 2nd most discriminated ethnic group. Have you ever seen s hispanic and thought to yourself, have the ever been discriminated? Hispanics experience discrimination in several locations, for example, their place of work, dealing with the police, and in the stores. One of the most common places a hispanic gets discriminated is their place of work. A hispanic female earns roughly 54 cents for every dollar earned by a white.
1. As I engaged in watching the video "Young, Black and Male in New Orleans” several social issues was addressed. First, one of the issues is the significant gap in poverty among minorities and whites, specifically African Americans. African American is two to three times more likely to be poor then white children. Furthermore, black children are more than seven times more likely to spend more than half of their childhood years in poverty.
In fact, nearly 51% of all public school students come from a household that is near or below the federal poverty line (Layton). Education is supposed to be one of the biggest equalizers in regards to achievement yet there already exists an inequality amongst the education received. Children from wealthier backgrounds are
“The greatest predictor of whether Americans are poor is not geography, however; the greatest predictors are race-ethnicity, education, and the sex of the person who heads the family.” (Henslin, 2013, p. 212). Race-ethnicity is one of the strongest factors of poverty. There is a common stereotype that Latinos and African Americans are the most poor; however, the Caucasians in America are the most poor. There are a smaller percentage of poor Caucasians, but there are a larger total number of Caucasians as a collective ethnic race within America causing them to have a lower percentage than other races, but they have the poorest people in America. Another predictor is level of education.
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.
There are a lot of things that influence African Americans lives, but jail incarceration and poverty seems to be at the root. I am mentioning poverty because unjust jail incarceration is linked adjacent to it. According to the State of Working America in a 2013 study, African Americans, poverty rates are the highest at 27%. According to the NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, “African Americans now constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated population.” According to the U.S. Sentencing Commission in a 2010 study, African Americans offenders receive sentences that are 10% longer than white offenders for the same crimes.
In fact, statistics have shown that African American youth are nine times more likely, while Latinos are four times, to be given an adult sentencing than white youth (Cauffman, 2018). It is evident that minority youth are being targeted more often than white youth. The unconscious racism can also contribute to racial disparities found in the justice system. A study conducted by Graham and Lowery (2004) found that black youths are seen to have more "negative traits rating, greater culpability, more expected recidivism" and received harsher punishments (Piquero, 2008, pg.67). The results were the exact opposite when it involved a white juvenile offender.
Working with data from the National Survey on Family Growth, the researchers found that unintended births are more common among younger men and men with lower levels of education than among older and more educated men, respectively. Among the racial and ethnic disparities, the highest percent of unintended births was especially prevalent among black men (51 percent) while smaller proportions were among
The report further argued that the disability prevalence is higher for developing countries with about one-fifth of the estimated global total experiencing significant disabilities (6). In South Africa disability is concern and most disabled people face major physical and attitudinal barriers in their communities. Prevalence estimates disabled persons vary considerable between and within nations, and in many countries data on disabled children is lacking especially in low income countries (7). In South Africa the National Disability prevalence is estimated at 7, 5%, and disability is more prevalent amongst the elderly and females as compared to male counterparts (8, 3% and 6, 5% respectively). The prevalence of specific type of disability shows that 11% of persons aged five years and older had seeing difficulties, 4,2% had cognitive difficulties, 3,6% had hearing difficulties, and about 2% had communication, self-care and walking
Social class can have effects on health, political attitudes, and prison rates. Children born into poor families as three times more likely to die from diseases, neglect, accidents, or violence during their first year of life than children born into rich families. Higher income people are more likely to vote and more economically conservative. The working class are economically liberal and socially conservative. Poor communities are policed more than any other class.
When the location and property value influence the allocation of the school fund, it is clear that students living in neighborhoods with least property values will be denied access to the quality of education offered to students living in communities with greater property values. As a result, we had in 2011 nearly half (48.1%) of all Dane County’s Black third graders failed to meet proficiency standards in reading, compared to 10.9% of White third graders. In other words, Dane County Black third graders were 4.4 times more likely NOT to be proficient in reading than their White peers. In other words, because of this large difference between rich and poor property taxes payment, rich communities receive more school funding and give great opportunities to their children to have higher quality education than poor communities. In “School funding inequality makes education separate and unequal”, Klein Rebecca (2015)
Even when they are living in cities with high poverty rates, the average citizen of that city tends to be better off than people of visible minorities. Western European immigrants tend to have poverty rates lower than the city’s average poverty rate. While alternatively visible minority immigrants tend to have a poverty rate higher than the average poverty rate of the city. The authors also compared poverty rates of immigrants with their age at when they immigrated to Canada. They found that people who immigrated to Canada when they were 10-19 years old are more likely to be poor than immigrated during earlier or later years of their lives.
Communities of color were targeted for crimes and given larger prison sentences than their white counterparts. In the Rockefeller Drug Reform of 2009, the racial disparities significantly decreased in the early periods following the reform (Parsons, Wei, Henrichson, Drucker, & Trone, 2015). Black and Hispanic individuals, in 2008 were three-times more likely than whites to receive a prison sentence; by 2010, black and Hispanic individuals were only twice as likely to be charged than whites. Although this is still an issue that needs to be addressed, it is a significant accomplishment compared to previous years. There is still said to be harmful biases in the criminal justice system (Parsons, Wei, Henrichson, Drucker, & Trone,