Essay on Socioeconomic Status Of African Americans

1894 Words May 2nd, 2016 null Page
As the world divides people into low, middle, and high class, it really defines us on how we live in the world. Low socioeconomic people affects the world today. In reality, low socioeconomic can affect anyone around us. Socioeconomic status (SES) is often measured as a combination of education, income, and occupation. Low SES among African Americans is linked to HIV/AIDS.
Low socioeconomic is a serious health disparity that keeps increasing in the United States. It correlates with lower education, poor health and poverty that effects as a whole in the community. Communities are segregated by SES, race and ethnicity. In 2014, U.S Census Bureau conducted a study and 27% of all African American men, women and children live below the poverty level compared to just 11% of all Americans. An even higher percentage (38%) of Black children live in poverty compared to 22% of all children in America. The poverty rate for working-age Black women (26%) which consists of women ages 18 to 64 is higher than that of working-age Black men (21%). Unemployment rates for African Americans are typically double those of Caucasian Americans. African American men working full time earn 72 percent of the average earnings of comparable Caucasian men and 85 percent of the earnings of Caucasian women. (Rodgers, 2016) African Americans and Latinos are more likely to attend high-poverty schools than Asian Americans and Caucasians (National Center for Education Statistics, 2007). In addition to…

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