The 5 men arrested for the attack spent between 6 and 12 years in prison for a crime they did not commit. This event could have influenced Harper Lee because in the book it is a white lawyer defending a black man for rape charges and the same kind of thing happened in real life with the central park five. The five men who were tried in court sued the city of New York in 2003 for malicious prosecution, racial discrimination, and emotional distress. The case was settled in 2014 for $41 million. Later in 2014 the 5 men are trying to get another $52 million from the state of New York.
It is a bigger challenge to advance up the social ladder as an African American. Wealth inequality is real and has grown over the past few years. Pew Research studies show that median white net worth is thirteen times that of black net worth (up from six times in 2001). How can African Americans believe in the American Dream? I.
Between 2000 and 2011, the United States saw a thirty percent immigration population growth. The legal immigrant population has steadily rose over the eleven year period. While the unauthorized immigrant population has somewhat decreased over the period. In the periods first year 2000 the number of legal immigrants began at 31.1 million immigrants. While the unauthorized immigrants total was 8.4 million.
—Barack Obama Unequal Equality America is the land of freedom and opportunity — or at least it used to be. Over the past few decades the U.S. has declined in areas regarding economic, racial, and educational equality. There have been far too many hard-working citizens left behind in low-class. Far too many racially motivated killings and outcomes have occurred in this country. And far too many students are either not able to afford college, or can 't find a job once they 're out.
The successful reduction of federal budget deficit encouraged wall street which allowed the creation of 22 million jobs ( the highest number ever under a single administration) and reduced the unemployment rate from 7.3% on January 20, 1993 to 4.2 on January20,2001 (Appendix B), which explain the decrease of the poverty rate. He also maintained a GDP average growth rate of 3.8 which could be considered as a good result, comparing to the precedent presidents after the Second World War only 3 of them performed better than him. We can mention Truman (4.8), Kennedy (5.2) and Johnson (5.1). Plus, Federal spending decreased from 22.2 percent of GDP in 1992 to 18.4 percent in 2000. According to the Washington Post the inflation rate was stable during bill Clinton presidency.
In a period of 30 years the poverty rate of immigrants across America more than doubled. In 1970 of the 4,605 immigrants in this country 12% percent or 552 immigrants were in poverty. By the year 2000 of the 112,016 immigrants in this country 44% or 49,287 were in poverty. Although the change seems grand, due to the rising amount of immigrants in this country the amounts closely replicate each other. In conclusion immigration in the United States is an ever-changing thing.
The United States Census Bureau recently reported that the Hispanic population is becoming the largest ethnic minority in the country. For example, in 1980, Hispanics made up 6.4 % of the total population in the United States (US); and in 2000, the Hispanic population grew to over 12.5 % of the total population in the United States (US). It is projected that European Americans will numerically become a minority in the upcoming years, and that the Hispanic population will constitute 31 percent of the nation 's population by 2060, making the United States (US) the second largest Hispanic population following Mexico (citation A5). States, like California and Texas, can be used as an example for this shift already occurring. It is apparent that
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
The increase in Americans dating outside of their racial groups has caused an increase in the American multiracial population. According to the 2010 census brief, the population reporting multiple races, 9.0 million grew by 32 percent from the year 2000 to 2010, compared to those who reported a single race that grew by 9.2%. Nevertheless, the significant group with the most change since 2000; 1.8 million Black and White accounts for the largest multiracial population in America. White races combined with other races accounted for approximately 2.5 million biracial citizens. (Census Bureau 2012) According to Pew research center, 6.9 percent of American ages 18 or older have a multiracial background, in the adult multiracial population women