for poverty. The following graph shows poverty rate percentages with ten-year gaps or more in data. Information was gathered from (Our Social World, 2015. Ch. 8). 1985 1995 2005 2013 Caucasian 11.4% 11.2% 10.6% 31.6% African American 31.3% 29.3% 24.9% 46.3% Hispanic 29% 30.3% 21.8% 46.5% Female Head of Household with Children 39.6% With the ebb and flow of our economy, poverty rates for all races change year to year. Despite all programs available, poverty continues to be a huge problem all across our country. One historical solution that has improved statistics has been the equal rights movement. This movement has guaranteed equal rights to all American citizens regardless of sex. Another historical solution was the end of racial segregation. This gave African Americans and Hispanics the same rights as Caucasians. Both movements ensure that a person is not turned away from work or school based on sex or race. There are many modern-day ideas for solutions. The issue we face is how to implement these solutions. One idea is full employment. This would mean that everyone that wants a job would have one available. This solution is great in theory but to put this in to practice would take joint effort from every individual despite differences in opinions or beliefs.
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