Racial Inequality In Education

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The United States has a long history with racial injustices and inequality, the United States has come a long way since this time, but although we have come a long way, there are still many injustices that many African American’s and other minorities still face today. Women are still fighting for equality in the work place and minorities, specifically Africans Americans are still fighting for equal rights and justice against police brutality and the injustices in the criminal justice system. The declaration of independence states “we hold these truths to be self- evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”, …show more content…
Stated “One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity, is also another statement made by Dr. King in his march on Washington “I have a Dream” speech. In 2016, we have seen great improvement in this area. Today, people can get a college education and get a well-paying job regardless of the color of their skin, this is key to breaking the chains of poverty. Education is extremely important in breaking the cycle of poverty, but while there has been great improvement in this area, many urban communities still lack a quality education. The inequality in education still exist today especially in the high poverty areas in the United States. There is a lot of poverty that still exist in the inner city, most kids have to attend the school that is in their neighborhood, so most kids that live in the inner city does not have access to a quality education. The inequality in the work place still exist in the work place. A U.S. News report done by Lindsey cook stated “a recent study found the unemployment rate for black college graduates was much higher than the rate for white graduates. Studies on labor market discrimination have shown that even when black and white candidates have the same qualifications, the black candidate is less likely to be called back for an interview”(Cook, 2015). Women also are still fighting for equality in the workplace. Women are looked over for job promotions and paid less for doing the same job as men.
America had progressed some in the past fifty years, the United States has had an African American president for the past eight years, and we have women that hold high positions in the Supreme Court. Every citizen of the United States has the right to vote, which was not the case fifty years ago. There are no longer sign stating whites only and for colored people, African American and other minorities have the opportunity to go to school and receive

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