Urban Poverty, Discrimination, Racism and Segregation in America
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Racism In America: Racial Bias Within The Criminal Justice System - CBS Charlotte

Racism In America: Racial Bias Within The Criminal Justice System - CBS Charlotte | Urban Poverty, Discrimination, Racism and Segregation in America | Scoop.it
More people are incarcerated in the United States than in any other country in the world. Past that troubling statistic, there are huge racial disparities throughout prisons in our country.
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Racism in the criminal justice system in America is a significant issue, causing a large number of Blacks to be arrested and incarcerated, while Whites who committed the same crimes are given minimal sentences or set free.

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Race Affects Home Buying, Renting, Study Finds

Race Affects Home Buying, Renting, Study Finds | Urban Poverty, Discrimination, Racism and Segregation in America | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Minority renters and homebuyers deployed to test for housing discrimination did not run into the blatant discrimination of four decades ago, but were told about and shown fewer homes than their white counterparts with similar...
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Discrimination in housing is a serious problem in American society, contributing to segregation of housing, perpuating racism as well as both social and economic inequalities. As Blacks attempt to relocate to better neighborhoods, they are prevented from doing so because of the persistence of discrimination in rental and real estate housing markets - trapping them in the urban ghetto, where they will inevitably remain isolated and cut off from the rest of American society, where they will be subjected to poor living conditions with limited access to resources.

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The App 'Ghetto Tracker' Is About As Bad As It Sounds

The App 'Ghetto Tracker' Is About As Bad As It Sounds | Urban Poverty, Discrimination, Racism and Segregation in America | Scoop.it
In less than 24 hours, a new app tactfully titled Ghetto Tracker--a service seeking to help people identify safe areas in unfamiliar cities--has already garnered enough backlash to prompt an immediate name change to Good Part of Town.
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The stereotypes regarding American Ghettos continue to perpetuate racist attitudes and beliefs, especially as communities become increasingly racially and economically segregated, and suburban and innercity areas become more isolated from each other.

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Poverty and Crime: Breaking a Vicious Cycle of Discrimination

Poverty and Crime: Breaking a Vicious Cycle of Discrimination | Urban Poverty, Discrimination, Racism and Segregation in America | Scoop.it
Poverty and crime always go together in city slums and ghettos. Breaking this cycle requires a broad strategy tackling unemployment and discrimination
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The relationship between poverty and crime is significant. As neighborhoods deteriorate, so does access to legitimate job opportunities, education and other resources. Since urban poverty largely affects Blacks, due to historical racist practices such as the segregation of housing and housing discrimination, there is strong correlation between discrimination and crime.

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The Unconstitutionality of Urban Poverty - Race, Racism and the Law

The Unconstitutionality of Urban Poverty - Race, Racism and the Law | Urban Poverty, Discrimination, Racism and Segregation in America | Scoop.it
This site addresses race and racism in American law.
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Explores the significance of racism in regard to American law and how Urban poverty is unconstitutional in nature.

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Doctor Diagnoses Woman With 'Ghetto Booty'

Doctor Diagnoses Woman With 'Ghetto Booty' | Urban Poverty, Discrimination, Racism and Segregation in America | Scoop.it
They don't teach terminology like this in medical school.
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Terry Ragland's story is only one example of the racism and discrimination present in the health care system in America. The impact that stereotypes about Blacks and "The Ghetto" have on Black society is profound - contributing to unfair and discriminary treatment of people simply because of their appearance or skin color.

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Poverty Costs Us All, But Children of Color Pay the Highest Price

Poverty Costs Us All, But Children of Color Pay the Highest Price | Urban Poverty, Discrimination, Racism and Segregation in America | Scoop.it
If America is to reverse the downward trend of achievement, we must focus relentlessly on rigorous content and instruction, and enable learners to understand that intelligence is not consigned by their genes, but something they must work hard to...
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The inequalities present in the American educational system are profound. It is within the educational system that the implications of racial segregation become apparant, as children residing in the inner-city have considerably less access to educational opportunities than children in other neighborhoods, especially children residing in the suburbs. The inequalities in achievement are correlated with access to resources - the amount of funding that schools receive, which is highly based upon housing values which determine the size of the area's tax base. As housing becomes more unequal, so does education.

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Rising Income Gap Shapes Residential Segregation

Rising Income Gap Shapes Residential Segregation | Urban Poverty, Discrimination, Racism and Segregation in America | Scoop.it
More high-income earners are clumping together; so too are low-income earners.
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As income inequality rises, the concentration of poverty and wealth become more polarized - shifting the populations of neighborhoods and isolating communities and their residents.

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Joblessness, Discrimination, and Black Poverty

Joblessness, Discrimination, and Black Poverty | Urban Poverty, Discrimination, Racism and Segregation in America | Scoop.it
The African-American poverty rate rose to 25.8 percent in 2009. That the poverty rate would increase from 2008 to 2009 was not a surprise.
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Discrimination of employment is a serious issue for Blacks, especially since many employers have moved out into the suburbs and innercity residents frequently must travel to the suburbs in search of jobs - where they are increasingly subjected to stereotypes and racist ideas and discriminated on the basis of them. Since the suburbs have historically been racially polarized. The connection between joblessness and poverty is significant. Since so many Blacks are experiencing joblessness, many will also experience poverty.

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OpEdNews Article: Article: Condemning America's Poor For Being Poor; A National Shame

OpEdNews Article: Article: Condemning America's Poor For Being Poor; A National Shame | Urban Poverty, Discrimination, Racism and Segregation in America | Scoop.it
Let's pick on the poor, trash them and call them lazy, shiftless Americans who don't want to work and are hooked on handouts from the government. If they would get off their butts and work like the rest of us they wouldn't be poor.
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The poor, especially the urban poor, have been subjected to many stereotypes, many of which seek to attack inner-city residents and Blacks by condemning welfare dependence, joblessness and poverty often associated with inner-city neighborhoods and public housing projects. Shaming poverty has historically been tied to racist attitudes and beliefs, especially after White-Flight to the suburbs, where the inner-city became heavily racially segregated and Whites came to associate poverty with blackness and discriminate against Blacks on the basis of these racist attitudes.

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