The Inequality Of Black Americans

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Face Inequality Realism “Black people can not be racist, prejudice yes but not racist. Racism describes a system of disadvantage based on race. Black people can not be racist, since we can not stand to benefit from such a system,” (Dear White People). In the United States’ society, the oppression of black Americans is ingrained and rooted in history (“The Oppression”). With our country of immigrants, blacks were bought here by force and were kept as slaves for one-hundred fifty years (“The Oppression”). Granting that racism is a problem for many ethnicities, racism against black Americans is considered “justified” because racist ideologies borrowed from slavery, as well as the century old apartheid system called Jim Crow, which…show more content…
Blacks have worse health, even when economics are controlled (Randall 1). Specifically, middle-class whites are healthier than middle-class blacks (Randall 1). Actually, middle-class blacks live ten years on average less than middle-class Whites, and poor Blacks live three years less than poor whites (Randall 1). Additionally, racial health disparities are explained by the stress of living in a prejudiced society (Randall 1). Even college degrees can not close the racial gap in the job hunt (Luo 1). In order for the idealistic African American men to have the same employment opportunities as their white peers, one would need two or more higher levels of education (Bessler 1). There is a 97.6 percent employment rate for white male college graduates (Bessler 1). There is a 92.8 percent employment rate for black male college graduates, which relates more intently with the job predictions for white man who have some college education but no degrees, which is 92.8 percent (Bessler 1). This means the steadily larger difference in an African American employment prospects depends on each level of education one achieves (Bessler 1). Even when a black man has a high school diploma, the impact is 50 percent larger than a white man’s (Bessler 1). Fifty percent turns into 146 percent when two men get a professional degree level (Bessler 1). When
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