United States counties with African American majority populations

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    For example, Tunica County illustrated one of the highest percentage of families living below the poverty level of 50.5 percent, and the highest unemployment which was 17 percent, with the exception of Humphreys and Yazoo, all selected counties in the Mississippi Delta were marked by double-digit unemployment rates and high family poverty rates, from 27.9 percent in Washington County. Regardless, of how poverty is measured deprived people that deal with the challenges of being poor are more likely to have health issues. Good health is the key component of survival. This entire region of Mississippi is suffering from lack of education and high density of bad health. In the Delta, many residents do not have the income to afford proper health…

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    Mott Haven is a community district in the South Bronx. Mott Haven attracts new immigrants from diverse cultures due to its affordability, economic opportunities, and its access to cultural institutions (“Mott Haven – Choice Neighborhoods Initiative”, 2014). In 1849 Jordan Mott purchased the land of what is now known as Mott Haven. He purchased the land for workers’ homes to support his iron works business on the Harlem River at East 134st (“Mott Haven – Choice Neighborhoods Initiative”, 2014).…

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    Mott Haven is a community district in the South Bronx. Mott Haven attracts new immigrants from diverse cultures due to its affordability, economic opportunities, and its access to cultural institutions (“Mott Haven – Choice Neighborhoods Initiative”, 2014). In 1849 Jordan Mott purchased the land of what is now known as Mott Haven. He purchased the land for workers’ homes to support his iron works business on the Harlem River at East 134st (“Mott Haven – Choice Neighborhoods Initiative”, 2014).…

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    South-East Asian Refugees’ Experience of Intersectionality in America Intersectionality has been widely used by social scientists to explain social identities in relation to systems of oppression. Some of the areas the term has been applied include race, gender, and class due to their interconnectivity. From Eric Tang’s “Organizing in Poor Immigrant Communities: Starting from Scratch in the Bronx”, “How Refugees Stopped the Bronx from Burning,” and Maliha Safri and Julie Graham’s “The Global…

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    road. They walked in a at defensive formation because they thought the inhabiters were hostile. They crossed the mountains east of their ships. There were a path that went through the mountains but, it was still treacherous. When they finally crossed the mountains they headed south. When they walked they found a sign that said "Helgen" on the top. Also a sign that read, "Caution, wolves in area." They were surprised that the person that put the sign spelled in their language. They kept…

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    which these children live, two thirds of which are owned by the City of New York, are often as squalid as the houses of the poorest children I have visited in rural Mississippi, but there is none of the greenness and the healing sweetness of the Mississippi countryside outside their windows, which are often barred and bolted as protection against thieves. (p. 4). As a native Mississippian, I am not surprised that my home state was used as a barometer of poverty, but what interested me was…

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    The social problem addressed in this community needs assessment paper is gang activity among the youth in Robeson County, North Carolina. Gang activity amongst the youth population in Robeson County was chosen because a lot of gang violence and crime that involves mainly teenagers has been observed in the area. Gang activity is affecting the community as a whole negatively. Over the past couple of years, gang activities amongst young teenagers have become worse. This gang activity has caused…

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    those in the United States, what is considered to be the best face, weight, shape, etc. Mass media itself is incredibly influential in our society as a prominent and constantly accessible source of information. Unfortunately, whether it’s through a Revlon nude lipstick advertisement or the white female lead role in a blockbuster, the media reveals our inherent ideals, which are themselves formed by the media in a consequently cyclical manner. Media has the power to perpetuate the consumer desire…

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    Texas growing and diversifying quickly. In the ten-year span between 2000-2010 Texas had a population increase of 4,293,741(United States Census Bureau). Of this population increase those of Hispanic ethnicity make up sixty-five percent, while the current majority of non-Hispanic whites make up just under eleven percent of the change (Texas Counties Videos). During this time there was an increase in African American by twelve percent, Asian by nine percent, leaving Non-Hispanic other making up…

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    The book Praying for Sheetrock’s main focus was on how the Civil Rights movement united the people of the United States, both black and white, in the small Southern county of McIntosh. The novel begins with the efforts of a single man by the name of Thurnell Alston, taking on the goon of a sheriff that was oppressing black people in a “backwater” place in the south that the Civil rights movement had yet to prevail. The citizens of the region could perhaps care less about equal rights or…

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