2.28.11 Racial discrimination1_class notes

2.28.11 Racial discrimination1_class notes - Health...

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Professor Joanna Kempner Racial discrimination Sociological Analysis of Social Problems
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Continuing realities of economic disadvantage for racial minorities Household poverty Unemployment Lack of wealth Health inequalities
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Income inequality In 2005, the poverty rate was 8.3% for Whites, 24.9% for Blacks, and 21.8% for Hispanics
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Lack of wealth
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Education inequality Approximately 28% of the White population earns at least a college degree compared with only 17.6% of the African American population and approximately 12% of Hispanic Americans (US Census Bureau) The 2005 high school drop out rates for 16 to 24 yr olds were 6% for Whites, 10.4% for Blacks and 22.4% for Hispanics (Dept of Education)
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Unformatted text preview: Health inequalities The 2010 average life expectance for newborns is projected to be 76 years for White males, 71 years for Black males, 82 years for White females, and 78 years for Black females. (US Census Bureau). The infant mortality rate for White babies is under 6 deaths per 1000 live births. The rate for African-American babies is 14 deaths per 1000 live births (US Census Bureau) Copyright restrictions may apply. Harper, S. et al. JAMA 2007;0:297.11.1224-1232. Life Expectancy at Birth Among Black and White Males and Females in the United States and the Black-White Life Expectancy Gap, 1975-2003 How do we explain these forms of racial inequality?...
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