The United States Essay

1005 Words May 24th, 2015 5 Pages
Stated throughout the course was a mention of the system of the United States not being made for all people to succeed. Not all people in the United States have equal access to resources and this country began that way. This was previously mentioned when the issue of privilege was addressed and will further be reviewed in this paragraph. The method in which the United States began was that the white man came to the country to take over the land against the American Indians, then the white man shipped Africans from their home countries to the United States to work for them and treat them as though they were less than human. The foundation of the United States was designed so that whites had more power than those of color. It then should be of no surprise that those of color find it more difficult to excel. As whites take steps forward, those within the minority must take bigger steps or move at a faster pace to catch up to whites in society because they did not have the head start that whites did. The statistics prove that it is more difficult for blacks to thrive than for whites. Following the facts of American Progress, people color make up about 30 percent of the United States’ population, but account for 60 percent of those imprisoned, incarceration rates are disproportionate in men of color in that 1 in every 15 black men, 1 in every 36 Hispanic men are incarcerated in comparison to 1 in every 106 white men being incarcerated. According to the Bureau of Justice, 1 in 3…

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