INEQUALITY IN AMERICA 2
How does inequality in America directly affect African-Americans?
Inequality in America directly affects African-Americans. There is no hesitation that
America was a racist community in the past (Bangs & Davis, 2015). Blacks were enslaved by the
whites since the whites believed that they were superior to them. Jim Crow rules were applied
for many years to subjugate African-Americans. Due to the inequality that existed then, the
whites took the farms and lands that belonged to the blacks. Essential government programs as
from the 1930s to the 1950s like unemployment insurance, social security, low-cost loans for
new housing and college aid for GIs profited whites but mainly ruled African-Americans out.
The majority of whites considered that blacks were inferior races concerning intelligence,
morals, work ethic, and culture.
Moreover, there is as well no doubt that racial evolution has been made. At present,
slavery and racial bias are no more lawful (Bangs & Davis, 2015). Usually, explicit racist is not
tolerable in public. Race riots, lynching, and other kinds of racial aggression have significantly
been reduced. Government programs and civil right laws have assisted to inflate the middle class
amongst African-Americans. However, the state of inequality still exists despite all the
advancements towards eliminating inequality. African-Americans have been seen as the lesser
inferior group by the whites. Some government officers and offices still practice bias when it
comes to serving the blacks. For instance, the law enforcement officers have associated crimes
with the blacks. The increasing crime rate in America has been linked with the black people just
because they are black and they are seen as the minority group.
Lots of white Americans have construed this progress to imply that racial disparities and
racial bias have been eradicated. They as well consider they are no longer racist and that racial