Ethnic Wealth Disparity During The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Essay

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Ethnic Wealth Disparity

According to the pew research from 2005 to 2009 Hispanic net worth decreased from $18,359 to $6325, African Americans net worth decreased from $12,124 to $5,677, while Whites net worth decreased from $134,992 to $113,149. What lies beneath the ethnic wealth disparity in the United States? Most people obtain wealth by getting a job, working enough years and save enough money to put their children through college. The truth for some is even the thought of obtaining a job or even keeping one seems unreachable. We will see if race plays a role in the ethnic wealth disparity; and what you can do about it regardless of your circumstances.
Our history clearly shows that race plays a factor in how much you earn. During the late 1950s and early 1960s. Minorities— especially blacks—drew attention to their low economic and occupational positions by conducting marches, sit-ins, rallies, and clashes with public authorities. (Snell 98). Title VII of the landmark Civil Rights act of 1964 made it Illegal to discriminate an applicant or an employee based on race; however, most people did not follow this law "Organizations that claim to offer fair treatment to employees have intentionally or unintentionally engaged in discriminatory practices. Well-known organizations such as Dow Chemical, Starbucks, Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America, the U.S. Army, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Home Depot, Morgan Stanley, and American Airlines have violated equal employment…

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