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Residential Segregation Research Paper

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1. The health issue we will discuss is residential segregation. This is the physical separation of two or more groups into different neighborhoods, or a form of segregation that “sorts population groups into various neighborhoods contexts and shapes the living environment at the neighborhood level. In addition, we will discuss a health disparity, which is defined as inequalities that exist when members of certain population groups do not benefit from the same health status as other groups. Racial residential segregation is a fundamental cause of racial disparities in health. The degree of residential segregation remains high for most African Americans in the U.S. The primary cause of racial differences in socioeconomic status is by determining…show more content…
Residential segregation is the physical separation of two or more groups into different neighborhoods, or a form of segregation that "sorts population groups into various neighborhood contexts and shapes the living environment at the neighborhood level." African Americans are one of the many races that are affected by residential segregation. What many people do not know is that health complications are often associated with different races in regards to residential segregation. According to Wikipedia, “Despite recent trends, blacks remain the most segregated racial group. Some of the problems African Americans face from residential segregation is poorer neighborhoods, crimes filled communities, low income, and discrimination from other neighborhoods are just a few to point out. The wild thing about the entire issue is that the problems I listed have “little” sub issues and all those issues just cause more problems which lead to health issues. Many black residential areas are poor and the people inside them are more than likely struggling with lack of health insurance, medical care, education or income. In other words all those problems and issues cause for African Americans to have health issues. According to America’s wire.org, “residential segregation contributes to health disparities for people of color the most of all races”; causing us to have high blood pressure, be obese because there are more fast food restaurants than supermarkets, diabetes, cancer, heart…show more content…
The impact that residential segregation and health disparities among African Americans have is minorities become sicker and die more often because they lack medical insurance or have unhealthy lifestyles. Minorities receive unequal treatment from the medical system, regardless of economic status and insurance coverage. These researchers say segregation’s negative impact on health is true particularly for African-Americans, who studies consistently show are most likely to live apart from other racial-ethnic groups. Blacks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have the highest overall death rate in the country. The rate of high blood pressure among African-Americans is highest not just in the nation, but also in the world, the American Heart Association reports, as is the percentage of black men who contract prostate
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