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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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