Causes Of Racial Segregation

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Segregation, it is the action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things. Everyone wants their children to grow up in a safe environment and go to a great school so they can be the best version of themselves. However, that’s not the case for many low income families. There are mothers and fathers who are trying to support their children while only making minimum wage, which is nowhere near enough to support a whole family. Why is it that 95 percent of the people on section 8 or need government assistance are people of color? Why is it that you can see the racial divide in these communities but, no one is doing anything to prevent it? “The legal battle against segregation is won, but the community battle goes on” – Dorothy Day. Minorities are affected most negatively by racial residential segregation because they get stuck in crime ridden neighborhoods which makes them more susceptible to mass incarceration and have children they can’t afford in able to get housing assistance. The U.S. department of housing and urban development secretary is Ben Carson, who is a former neurosurgeon. HUD is responsible for creating strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. The most significant piece of legislation HUD has created was section 8, which is a voucher a person can apply for when they are not financially stable enough to afford housing. However, it can take years for someone to make it onto the list seeing as
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