Effects Of Racial Segregation On The Black Community Essay

1313 Words Nov 30th, 2016 6 Pages
Throughout this course we have learned and analyzed many topics and theories. We have delved deep into many problems from racial segregation to the current oppressive narrative in the United States of America. It is apparent that African American’s face problems much different than their white, majority, counterparts, and that this is due to a plethora of problems. The discussion will be about wealth, crime, and resources, and how political practices have led to problems in these areas inside the black community. The goal is to discuss the emotional, behavioral, economical, and mental impact these practices have caused and discuss how a more Afrocentric approach may have a positive impact on individuals in these communities and how policies can be implement to counteract the detrimental impacts prior models have caused.
The first portion of this discussion are legal trends that have had a negative impact on the black community and have been a detriment to the black family. Within this are three separate practices that will be discussed: war on drugs, the privatized prison industry, and the school to prison pipeline. Even though African Americans makeup approximately 13% of the population in the U.S. they account for roughly 37% of the prison population (United State Census Data, 2010). A big argument in today’s society as to why these numbers are so disproportionate is the war on drugs. The war on drugs was an act that was designed to jail drug dealers and implemented…

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