With the sad recent case of George Floyd, there is no denying that racial discrimination is prevalent in the United States. In light of this recent killing of George Floyd, Black Americans as well as people who are in support of them, have taken it to the streets. But it doesn't end here.
This inequality exists not only in the sphere of law and crime, but in other dimensions of life as well. Black Americans have to go through a lot in their education years as well. According to a study by the Pew Research Center, black Americans who have went to college, have reported racist experiences more than those black Americans who haven't had the college experience in the first place.
The story and facts are pretty much the same when it comes to employment and workers across various industries in the U.S. Whether it is in the creative industries, or in the field of health and medicine, the number of black people is low as compared to other races. The Great Recession in America had a lot to do with people losing their jobs. It lasted from 2007 to 2009, but its effects are still rocking the nation. During this period of recession and even after the period, the unemployment rates for black Americans have reported to been higher than white Americans. Even today, their unemployment rate is twice as much as compared to whites.
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On the contrary, this inequality exists in the nation that also chose Barack Obama as their president. However it should be noted that he too, had to face racist treatment. So, the problem persists to quite an extreme extent. This has resulted in black African-Americans to go through a lot of stress and psychological issues. Explore the details of this sensitive matter, with the help of this infographic.
Infographic by: EqualityMatters