In the US. it seams the African American population have not stopped suffering, in the past Back people were used as slaves, then there was a discrimination phase, but after the civil liberties movement, for us outsiders (not Americans) we had the impression that all populations and communities in the United States have more or less the same chances of success and right of a good life.
When writing my previous post about stereotypes, i stumbled on some really chocking data:
In 2009, African Americans comprised 13% of the US population but accounted for 44% of all new HIV infections.
584 000 HIV infected African-American in a population of 39 Million, that 1.5% of population infected, and if you apply this number to adults only , the percentage would probably double giving a 3% of Adult black community in the U.S. infected with HIV.
1 in 15 black adults is in Jail, as is 1 in nine black men between the ages of 20 and 34.
Over a quarter of blacks and Latinos live in poverty, while only a tenth of whites do.
Almost 40% of the welfare goes to the black community even-though they only represent 13% of population
|Percent of recipients who are white||38.8 %|
|Percent of recipients who are black||39.8 %|
|Percent of recipients who are Hispanic||15.7 %|
|Percent of recipients who are Asian||2.4 %|
|Percent of recipients who are Other||3.3 %|
An obvious question pops up in my head, Why?
Something is obviously wrong in this picture, some responsibility definitely fall on the government,
but also some fall on the family, 67% of Black or African American Kids live in single-parent families (25% White).
Some responsibility would also fall on the adult Black male, that father babies without an intention to have a family or stay with the mother.
But i think a big responsibility would also fall on the society, and discrimination happening .
I am not American, nor Black, so my personal thoughts on this matter have no value, the reason i am posting these findings is because i believe knowledge help people be better and try to improve, so if these stats would help keep a family together or a person from being infected then this article would have achieved it’s goal.