Their communities were opposite, and their troubles were far from what the blacks had to face. So why do people associate black people with the word, “poverty”? Society associates black people with the word “poverty” because stereotypically speaking, they are more often than not unsuccessful compared to white people due to their low income, high death rates, and impaired communities. Inequality is a very controversial topic, especially nowadays because our society is wrapped
For our youth and the African Americans of today, the American dream is not easily attained. The reason being, the way that this generation is set up and how the people live today. There are so many problems with the world today and not many people are willing to do things to change it and/or make it better. Although America is getting better it is also getting worse at the same time, which makes the dream not easy to attain for these types of citizens. Things such as segregation and equality upon the minorities and the whites, money issues for African Americans or other minorities, and bad education systems for the youth.
Wilson noted the change in this occurrence between the current times and in the past. He states that in the discriminatory tendencies of the past black college graduates would receive significantly lower wages than white graduates (764). The statistics that he cites clearly show that times have changed and that ethnicity is less and less holding African American back, which proves that socio-economic status is determined by class. Willie does acknowledge that overall college educated whites have significantly higher incomes than
In our past history, African Americans were slaves and were viewed as less important than whites. Still today in our society, people are prejudice and discriminatory against blacks. Many people still look at blacks differently because of how they were treated as slaves. As a result, blacks don’t get the same opportunities as whites with housing, education, employment and healthcare. The white people in the southern states are not as accepting to blacks and discrimination is more common there because that is where a lot of slavery was in history.
In the United States, the rate of incarceration has increased shockingly over the past few years. In 2008, it was said that one in 100 U.S. adults were behind bars, meaning more than 2.3 million people. Even more surprising than this high rate is the fact that African Americans have been disproportionately incarcerated, especially low-income and lowly educated blacks. This is racialized mass incarceration. There are a few reasons why racialized mass incarceration occurs and how it negatively affects poor black communities.
At that time people did not know it, but the Civil Rights Sit-In was born (U.S History). Just because a person is a little different from someone else, does not mean that they are worthless, or not as important as other people. African Americans faced many complications due to their race. Every day they had to live with disrespect from white people. They had an extremely difficult time with segregation.
The United States has an unfortunate history of racism and discrimination. Ever since slaves were brought to America from Africa, African-Americans have been treated poorly and discriminated against. Many of these people lacked opportunity and education because it was denied to them. The Great Migration saw many African-Americans travel from the South of the U.S. to the North in search of opportunity and an escape from poverty. Great leaders such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. fought against racism and discrimination.
Living in the South Growing up in the south during the civil right movement between the late fifties and early sixties as an African American was tough. As a black person you went through a lot of racial profiling, discrimination and of course racism throughout the south just because they wanted a change and was tired of being miss treated by the whites. Superiority meant a lot to the whites so; they were not going to allow the blacks to take over in any kind of way. So, blacks and people known as the minorities took their chances to try to make a change because their rights were not be protected as in the first Amendment said it would. Many people were threatened, beaten and harassed by a group known as Ku Klux Klan trying to fight for what was right like voting privilege.
Throughout the world America is referred to as the land of opportunity a place where opportunity is limitless, but is that so called limitless opportunity available and equal for all? For years Affirmative Action has tried to level the laying field, but its black field workers are still being oppressed. It is evident that Affirmative action is ineffective with the differences in the number of employed black's compared to whites and their difficulties to get and keep a job, blacks repetition in society has been tarnished due to stereotypes, and blacks face hidden discrimination. Allover America people are loosing their jobs and struggling to fide another. Compared to its white population blacks have a substantially higher difficulty in finding work.
Being black was seen as being lower class and also less- human than other Caucasians. We also see the fear that black families and communities had. These facts separate in details how two types of race had such an effect on each other but still did not know how much damaged they caused to each other during many, many years. White people in this book felt blacks were bad people who just had bad ways of doing things. Stereo type was a big issue as we see when Bigger gets caught for the murder, newspapers stated that there was a “Mass Rapist on the loose”.