The Problem Of Racial Equality Essay

1418 Words Apr 19th, 2016 6 Pages
Imagine living in a 1 bedroom apartment with 4 people. Imagine having a mom who works 3 full time jobs just to get by and pay the bills. Imagine going to a school where nobody really cares, nor does anyone care about you. This is the sad and unfortunate truth of many minority children in the United states. Our nation accepts separate and unequal schools in today 's day and age as if we were back in the 1950’s still fighting for racial equality. Some may believe that this battle of racial equality is over, but the reality is that we have just barely begun. When it comes to race and education, there are many obstacles that we have yet to conquer and desperately need our attention. According to the 2009 data from the Census Bureau, “ Of all children younger than 18 living in families, 15.5 million live in poverty, defined as a family of four with less than $21,947 per year. This includes 4.9 million, or about 10%, of non-hispanic white children, and one in three black and Hispanic children, at 4 million and 5.6 million” (quoted in source 2). These statistics are absolutely horrific. One in three children that aren’t white live in poverty. In A Hope in the Unseen, Cedric lives in a far from ideal neighborhood, with a mother who can barely make all of her bill deadlines. Cedric is a child of poverty, and it reflects in some of his actions and the school he attends (Suskind). Think of all the obstacles that come with living in poverty. While a white privileged child may be…

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