Racism In DisguiseHada Draw5th Hour Poverty is a social issue that no country has so far combated on the end, poverty is the new racism.
Poverty is a multifaceted concept which may include social, economic, and political elements. Statistics show that African Americans have a harder time trying to get a job, a good paying job, than any other race. It doesn’t help that most African Americans don’t even have a high school education, let alone a college education.
It can be hard for them to get jobs for many reasons, some being, they can be judged by their name, education-background, and race. This is an act of stereotype. Stereotype is widely held but fixed and is an oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. Meaning they judge you before they even know you based off your color, name or etc.
In some cases they might pay black people less then or even try to get them a less paying position. Bottom line, according to www.kff.org the percentage of black people suffering from poverty in the United States as a whole is 22% having the highest percentage out of all the countries. They will only continue to rise if we don’t act accordingly to get the percent lower.Additionally, black people as a whole suffer from poverty all over the United States.
I feel that a reason for this is low income or even unemployment. Over the years it has become harder for people to find a job. Especially African Americans, they can be discriminated against before people even meet them.
For instance, you can have an uncommon name but in this case a “black name” and or a name according to your ethnicity. Then you go for a job interview, but the man before you, his name is Bill. In cases like this they usually would call Bill first because his name sounds normal and or common seeming as though it could have no type of color behind it.
They would take one look at both of your names and automatically put him first. This is an act of discrimination and stereotype. It’s very important for people of color to succeed because in society your judged quicker. They make it harder for African Americans to succeed because they want us to fail. We as people need to defeat the odds and do better not just for us but for our future. Racial inequality in America persists in part because of racial differences in exposure to adverse neighborhood environments.
Blacks in particular are significantly more likely than other Americans to live in high-poverty neighborhoods. These are neighborhoods characterized by poor schools and limited access to healthcare, jobs, and so on. In life, chances are diminished for residents of such neighborhoods. White people are more likely to live a lavish life.
In addition, blacks are exposed to crime, noise, and congestion implies a lower quality of life, on average, for black Americans. Because black neighborhood disadvantage results in inequality of life chances based on race, it is important to determine the direction, pace, and sources of change in black and nonblack differences in neighborhood poverty in America. In other words they put us right where they want us to be. In the middle of all the crimes and death. This causes Afro-Americans to act out of character, in which this may be a result of police brutality, or even white on black hate crimes. In addition to a lack of money, poverty is about not being able to participate in recreational activities; not being able to send children on a day trip with their schoolmates or to a birthday party; not being able to pay for medications for an illness. These are all costs of being poor. Those people who are barely able to pay for food and shelter simply can’t consider these other expenses.
When people are excluded within a society, when they are not well educated and when they have a higher incidence of illness, there are negative consequences for society. We all pay the price for poverty. The increased cost on the health system, the justice system and other systems that provide supports to those living in poverty has an impact on our economy.
In Conclusion, I believe that poverty is the new racism in disguise, this is a problem that no country has yet combatted. I believe that poverty is a bigger issue right now in today’s society that people pay very little or no attention to. This becomes a issue for Afro American people because they put us right where they want us.
They set us up so that it can become harder or impossible for us to be successful. Then they give us things like section 8, the projects (bad living arrangements), and even shelters or no homes at all to make it seem as if they help us. The reality behind that is they put all the poor people together, which makes it even harder and more likely for death or obstacles. With that being said this is why I believe poverty is the new racism.