Racial Discrimination is on the news headlines today. Most Americans say, as a country, we have yet to achieve racial equality. About 61% of Americans say that our country needs more changes to achieve racial equality, while 30% say we have made the changes needed to bring about racial equality. Black Americans and Hispanics are particularly likely to say that more work is needed to achieve racial equality, although more whites also say this is the case than say enough changes have been made.
1 Black Student’s Education in US
During the school year period of 2015–2016, Black students represented only 15% of total United States student enrollment, but they made up 35% of students suspended once, 44% of students suspended over once, and 36% of students expelled. The United States Department of Education concluded that this disparity is “not explained by more frequent or more serious misbehavior by students of color.”
2 The US Police are More Likely to Pull Over and Frisk Blacks
Reports show that police are more likely to pull over and frisk blacks or Latinos as compared to whites. In New York City, 88% of police stops in 2018 made were blacks and Latinos, and 85% of those people were frisked, compared to a mere 8% of white people stopped.
3 White Patients in the US Received Better Health Care than Black Patients
Based on the studies between the years 2013 to 2017, white patients in the United States received better quality health care than about 34% of Hispanic patients, 40% of Black patients, and 40% of Native American patients.
4 Black Individuals are Unemployed than White Individuals
In the United States, Black individuals are twice as likely to be unemployed than white individuals. If Black individuals Once employed, Black individuals earn nearly 25% which is less than their white counterparts.
5 Black Americans are 6 Times More Likely to be Arrested for Using Drugs than Whites
Black Americans and white Americans use drugs at similar rates in the United States, but as compared to white Americans, Black Americans are 6 times more likely to be arrested for it.
6 3-4 Times More Death Rate for Black Women than White Women
Studies show that black women are three to four times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death than white women, even they have similar levels of income and education like white women.
7 African American Male Born has 32% of Chance of Going to Jail in His Life
The United States Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that an African American male born in the year 2001 has a 32% chance of going to jail in his lifetime, while a Latino male has a 17% chance, and a white male only has a 6% chance. In the US, Black Americans are more likely than white Americans to be arrested. Once the black Americans arrested, they’re more likely to be convicted, and once convicted, they’re more likely to experience lengthy prison sentences.