Consider racial imbalances in education, the economy, family life, housing, criminal justice, health care, and politics, of these societal challenges facing modern African Americans, which do you think are most difficult to overcome, and why?
Eth 125 - Ms. Sue, Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 10:50pm
What do you mean by racial imbalances in education, economy, family life, housing, criminal justice, health care, and politics?
All of these problems are intertwined for both African-Americans and European-Americans. If a person has spent his childhood in a dysfunctional family, then it would probably be the most difficult obstacle to overcome.
Eth 125 - Christine, Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 11:55pm
I am currently in my eigth week of this class. This was my response to the discussion question. I hope this answer helps you.
The ones that are most difficult to overcome are health care, housing, criminal justice, and education. These four societal challenges are difficult for modern African Americans because of his or her salary earnings. Due to dwindling employment opportunities and stagnant wages, African Americans still face many hardships and obstacles. Health care, education, housing, and criminal justice issues will not improve unless the African American population is given the same benefits that their (African American) Caucasian counterparts receive.
The only suggestion I could make to the African American population is to study and study hard. Education is essential to one’s earning power. With this knowledge and monetary success, one could acquire improved housing and health care treatment. Additionally, along with the knowledge and monetary success, one could avoid the criminal justice system because one would then have the means to support their selves without committing illegal offenses. To the employers I would suggest that they compensate individuals equally and accordingly. For example, same diploma, same amount of experience, same amount of salary. It is, in my opinion, unfair to pay an African American man or woman less because of his or her skin color. Granted, I think these are decent suggestions but these suggestions will only occur once the individuals demand improvements.
Eth 125 - jloperez, Friday, August 15, 2008 at 2:18am
where do i go to find the resources, for bilingualism in education or politics.