Minority Groups in the United States

Minority Groups in the United States - population. Barriers...

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Minority Groups in the United States Institutionalized Discrimination – unfair practices that are part of the structure of society and have grown out of traditional, accepted behaviors. Ex. Seniority systems Public education systems – urban districts tend to have large numbers of minority students when compared to wealthier suburban districts. Urban districts have lower tax bases, fewer resource, less parental support, outdated textbooks, buildings are more likely to be in need of repair. African Americans The largest racial minority group in the US. 35 million in the US or about 13% of the
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Unformatted text preview: population. Barriers to African American assimilation: Skin color makes it possible at a glance to identify members of the group which allows for easy discrimination by the majority group. When African Americans were introduced to the US they were immediately assigned to the lowest class and upward mobility was impossible until the 1960s. African Americans earn 62% of whites, and have accumulated far less wealth than white Americans. A lower percentage of African Americans are employed in professional jobs than white Americans....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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