Reading Questions 15

Reading Questions 15 - David R patrick Introductory...

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David R patrick Introductory Sociology (SOCI 1101) Charon and Vigilant Reader (CVR) Reading Questions: (Week 10) “Race, Wealth, and Equality” by Oliver and Shapiro (reading #23) What does the “glass half full/glass half empty” analogy refer to here? The “glass half empty” refers to the status of black America if measured by the persisting disparities between black and white Americans. The “glass half full” refers to the status of black America measured by progress since 1939 What happened in the early 1970s that caused dwindling economic growth and rising income inequality? How did this change affect black and white families differently? Things between black and white families began to differ greatly. Some examples are: For blacks, the unemployment rates were twice those of whites. The majority of all black children live in a family with a mother, but no father; as opposed to white children. Economic degeneration for millions of blacks occurred right before the civil rights in
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