Many of the incarceration rates for African Americans are about six and a half times greater than that of Caucasians. African Americans make up close to thirteen percent of the U.S. population, yet they happen to represent thirty-eight percent of violent crime arrests. The prison population accounts for forty percent of the African Americans incarcerated. Racial disparity exists mainly due to the mass media and the emergence of crack cocaine. Poverty also goes hand and hand with racial disparity in the United States.
According to the textbook, "Racial and Ethnic Groups" (Fourteenth Edition) by Richard T. Schaefer identified the top three major issues for African Americans today as being education, employment, and criminal justice system. Within the educational system, African Americans receive inadequate education in result of their quantity of formal education. Therefore, African American children are more likely to not graduate from high school and receive higher education. Most African Americans attend predominantly white colleges and universities, whereas the vast majority attend historically black colleges and universities. With regards to employment, African Americans have a higher unemployment rate; it 's due to depression-like factors such as residing
These are the students that are picked on in school and made fun off and
Like other aspects of life in the United States, the Great Depression had affected the education system in a negative way. Schools (secondary education) across the nation closed, because of a lack of money. To make matters more worse, post-secondary educational attainment was low. Meaning that less people were going to college.
The troubled teens aren’t learning the right amount of education they need. They are actually learning less than the average student. The author of “Report: Juvenile justice system schools “do more harm than good” says, “The education provided to the 70,000 juveniles incarcerated on any given day across the nation is “substandard” and “is setting them even further back in their ability to turn their lives around,” according to a report released today by the Southern Education Foundation.” Not one, Not two, but 70,000 juveniles are being set back in the education that’s being provided in the system. These juveniles can’t turn their lives around if they aren’t getting the proper
In eleven states, at least 1 in 20 black adults are in prison. Research shows that prosecutors are twice as likely to pursue a mandatory minimum sentence for black people as for white people charged with the same crime. One in nine black children and one in 38 Latino children have an incarcerated parent, compared to one in 57 white children.
Many people debate about paying students for achieving a certain standard. Whether it’s about athletics, academics, or arts, both sides present good points. Academics are a very important part of students’ lives. While there are some good reasons for high schools paying students for achieving good grades, high school students should not be paid for getting high marks because it would be a poor and inconsistent incentive, plus the monetary reward would simply create even more stress for students. Students should be motivated by rewards other than money.
In my opinion, the government has a big responsibility in human development. Why we can see a gap on those students who came from a poor neighborhood than from those who came from a middle class or high class neighborhood? Why those students who came from a low economical class have a cultural shock and social shock when they got in the university? The answer is that they don’t receive a quality education on their schools, but as they see that they can confront it and get good scores in their home schools. However, they are in a different environment, where most of the youth people who are attending to school don’t pursuit more than a high school
This statistic could steam from since 1980 to present the prison system has quadrupled in population from a half of million people to roughly 2.5 million people(NAACP,2015). Some would say that this is the reason for the downward trend of violent crimes in America, Because more of the people are locked up and not on the streets in order to commit crimes. Which may be the case, but the question still remains why is the statics of race in the prison system still a overwhelmingly different. For Example African Americans are locked up 6 times more than white offenders, As of 2008 the prison system is predominantly (58%) made up of African Americans and Latinos (NAACP,2015). From these statistics, it could possibly be assumed that the socioeconomic status from where a person is from could lead to a answer as to why this is happening all over
In the United States today there is a significant number of kids who attend public schools, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but these schools are facing a number of problems that bring downfalls to the overall effectiveness of the system. In the United States the average public school student will have a low standardized test score. This can be linked to the curriculum being taught and how it impacts the way students are learning and how effectively they’re really learning that material. In many situations public school students come from a lower income household, this is affecting those students’ chances of receiving a high-school diploma. In addition to not receiving a diploma it also hurts their chances of furthering their education at a university or trade school.
Upon reading Schindler’s article, “Draw from Juvenile Justice System’s Strengths for Better Approaches for Young Adults,” I was shocked to discover so many alarming statistics about the young adults in the U.S. criminal justice system. For instance, “[y]oung adults make up roughly 1 in 5 people incarcerated in U.S. prisons and jails. Half of them are people of color, and are victims of crime twice the rate of others” (Schindler, 2016). The large amount of youth present in the justice system struck me as a problem; therefore, effective solutions are needed to address this problem regarding juvenile justice. Schindler suggested that safer communities need to be created so that fewer people end up being imprisoned.
During the period of the 19th century Africans Americans were held captive because their rights as citizens had always been out of there possession. Freedom was no option until Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 which declared that “all persons held as slaves within any State, or designated part of a State the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” (Archives.org, 1999). The 13th amendment was passed by the U.S. Senate on April 8, 1864, but unfortunately it died because the House of Representatives rallied for States rights. The ratification of the amendment came about 8 months after the civil war, but it represented the highest of the struggle against slavery.
purported race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or other races ; racism is a particular form of prejudice defined by preconceived erroneous beliefs about race and members of racial groups”. According to U.S. Bureau Census of 2012, there are 3,138,725 African Americans living in Texas, making the state the third largest place where black people live in the United States. On the other hand, Hispanic population settled in Texas is one of the biggest, becoming the largest ethnic or racial minority in the country. According to data gathered from the U.S. Bureau, there are 55 million Hispanics.
Another reason for the mass incarceration is due to private prisons. The privatization of prison can be the driving force behind why so many American are in prison .no -one wants to go to jail but as a society that does not believe in dealing with delinquents, we tends to believe in the phrase “out of state out of mind.” So society problem seems solved when their perpetrators are out of sight. Mass incarceration has become a business and like every business it’s about profits and the bottom-line; as such, correction is no longer the goal it becomes about maintaining an inventory with humans being its capital.
Their stories depict how our education systems track those who are going to be placed into the cycle of the criminal justice system. Interviewees illustrate how our criminal justice system is locking up “people we are mad at” instead of the “people we are afraid of.” Demetra had 11 charges by the age of 14, diagnosed with anxiety, placed in juvenile jail 3 times, and placed into juvenile housing after assaulting her aunt (guardian). She stated multiple times throughout the documentary, that being incarcerated never taught her a life lesson, and only made her angry. She had barely entered high school, and already had been a placed into the cycle of incarceration.