They feel the Democrats take their votes for granted and the Republicans are against them particularly as the majority are poor. Voter turnout for Whites was 66%, 65% of Blacks turned out to vote while Hispanic and Asian turnout rates were much lower and similar at about 49%. In relation to the 2004 President Election the voting rates for Blacks, Hispanics and Asians increased by about 4% points while the White voting rate decreased by 1%. Of the 5 million additional voters in 2008, approximately 2 million were Black, 2 million Hispanic and 600,000 Asian. These statistics show that ethnic minorities have made up the majority of additional voters, presenting the importance of ethnic minorities in the US political system.
Also, the vast majority of black Americans were disenfranchised by grandfather clauses and literacy tests which made it very hard for black Americans to vote. Finally the Ku Klux Klan terrorised black Americans using techniques such as lynching. By contrast in the Northern States, segregation was rare. What is more, Black Americans has greater access to higher-paid industrial jobs and many were organised in unions. However, on average black workers earned 50% less than their white counterparts.
They are held back by traditional gender roles. Many women thus have to work two jobs, at the workplace and at home as The U.S. is one of a few countries that doesn’t provide paid maternity leave, so women often lose the opportunity to advance. There is also a huge disparity of women in government positions, as the U.S. ranks #69 among countries with the highest percentage of women in government. Women make up 50% of the population in the United States, but only 17% of Congress and have never served as president. A large part of this has to do with stereotypes, as women are seen as weak and unlikely to serve better than their male counterparts on issues such as national defense.
Black women in the District suffer from obesity, diabetes, heart disease and generally poor health in alarmingly high numbers, and white women do not. That is the finding of a study released early today by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The study said there is a large disparity in the incidence of certain chronic diseases between black and white women. Kaiser's study was based on data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the federal Current Population Survey from 2004 to 2006. The study reflected health statistics in the states and the District.
Why are Black women marrying out of their race due to shortage of Black Men? Abstract It has always been remarked and depicted that due to shortage of men in west, African women tend to marry out of their own race. This has over the years proven to be an arduous task for women (black women). Statistics have recently shown that in every eight black women, seven are single. This further relates to the fact that one single bachelor who happens to be a man has a total of seven willing black women.
There were many reasons that made the problem of “the color line” more and more definite. In Plessy v. Ferguson “the justices legalized racism by stating that separate spaces for different races were allowable by law as long as they were equal.” (Bowles, 2011) They were, however, anything but equal. The blacks had to endure sub-par schools, churches, hospitals and restaurants. This was a constant reminder that they were considered second class to the white citizen simply because of the color of their skin. Though the fifteenth amendment gave black males the right to vote a poll tax was introduced to eliminate the black vote.
Marriage in the African American Community Marriage in the African American community is almost null and void. The divorce and separation rate in the African American community is at an all time high. This is to some extent due to the value of marriage in the African American community changing. More and more of African Americans are being raised in single family homes. African American women are not getting married for love anymore.
Lastly, the question of if the gender wage gap is real or not will be postulated. Introduction Women account for one-half of a country’s potential talent base, and a nation’s competitiveness in the long term depends significantly on whether and how it educates and utilizes its women (World Economic Forum). However, a recent study examining the gender wage gap over the past 10 years revealed that the median yearly salary of full-time female workers is 77% of the median yearly salary of full-time male workers. Explained to the public, in a generalized manner, as women only make 77 cents to a man’s dollar, it quickly became a major “speaking” point for President Barack Obama’s last presidential campaign. In reality this generalized version of the study is misleading.
This is supported by the Swann Report which suggests that social class accounts for at least 50% of achievement differences. However, Gillborn and Mirza suggest that social class isn’t as influential as ethnicity as even Black pupils from middle class backgrounds still perform poorly compared to others of the same class. Thus, underachievement cannot be primarily due to home background factors so others must account for the
This may represent an ageist bias within psychology and psychiatry. It has been hypothesized that the large number of women seeking psychological support may be a consequence of increased social stress on the older woman. Larson (1978) indicates that subjective well-being is most influenced by environmental factors. The factors having the greatest influence on well-being are hypothesized to be health and socioeconomic status. In 1990, 50 percent of White women had incomes below 646 per month, African-American women had incomes below 419 per month, and Hispanic women had incomes below 426 per month.