Week 3 Assignment, Chapter 7 - 9

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Week 3 Assignment, Chapter 7 - 9
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Week 3 Assignments, Chapter 7 - 9 In response to chapter seven’s objective, one has to explain how slavery influence life for the African American today. Is there a single person, place, thing or event that has connected past slavery to the now and free present? One could mention the Willie Lynch letter. Willie Lynch was a British slave owner that lived in the West Indies. The letter is said to be a speech on how to make a slave, while addressing other slave masters. In the letter, the making of a slave was a science, because he had boasted about used some of the newest and some of the oldest methods to control their slaves. He even goes on to say his …show more content…

The current economic situation is terrible. In 2011, blacks made 66 cents for every dollar earned by whites, compared to 55 cents for every dollar earned by whites in 1963. How do Black Americans break the poverty cycle? What caused this? One suggestion says that under-resourced schools and mass incarceration drives this cycle. Both must be eradicated, neither is adequate in itself. Schools in poor neighborhoods most of the time are inadequate to handle the mission of educating the youth. On the other hand, a black student in a suburban school is six times more likely to graduate on time and be college-ready than a black student in a segregated urban school. Five times as many Whites are using drugs as African Americans, yet African Americans are sent to prison for drug offenses at 10 times the rate of Whites. This is due to unfair drug laws, over policing and prosecutions in black neighborhoods and overenthusiastic district attorneys. If America can find a way to improve educational attainment for black males and eliminate disparate rates of incarceration for drug offences would begin to break the poverty cycle. The main characteristic of Latinos is, “get in where you fit in”, because they don’t share a common cultural identity. Mexican and Mexican Americans both are lured into small-town USA

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