Effects Of Ghetto On African American Community
Although housing segregation is illegal that does not stop people from doing things to aid in continued housing segregation. Homeowners, realtors and the government all played a part in keeping the ghettos the hopeless places they had become.
Next, the book starts to discuss the various effects of living in ghettos on the African American community. Educational inequality and adverse health are two of the ways in which the African American community are punished per say merely for being born in the wrong area. It is about time that we stop assuming that uneducated people and people in poor health live in ghettos and realized that the ghettos produce these uneducated people in poor health.
The inequality with the United States Justice system is the next topic discussed in the book. The “War on Drugs”, minimum sentencing, and the power of the prosecutor have led to great disparities in the racial makeup of US prisons. The effects of incarceration on these young African American men are long lasting. They become harder to employ, disconnected from their families and likely to commit another