RBG 4 Lyfe Report- The State of the Black Masses in Amerikkka 2010 -Slide Show Summary
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“Hold Ya Head” My People The statistics that follow appear in the book, The American Directory of Certified Uncle Toms (Chicago:Lushena,2002) . The American Directory of Certified Uncle Toms is a well documented, scholarly, and witty critique of the most stridently "Eurocentric" elements of the black community.
POVERTYWhile constituting roughly 13% of the totalpopulation, Black America represents nearly30% of Americas poor.That compares with 11%, or 16 million,whites, who live in poverty; and 27%, or 8million, Latinos.Black family income is just 60% of whiteincome and 43% of all Black children livebeneath the poverty
POVERTYBlack children today are much more likelythan whites to lack early pre-natal care, andhave single mothers or unemployed parents.White Americans possess 12 times theaverage net worth of Blacks.70% of elderly Blacks have no financialassets.
DRUGS & CRIME For many Blacks, drug use (including alcohol) amounts to self-medication for depression rooted in hopelessness caused by white racism. This medical need is exploited by a corrupt society hell-bent on criminalizing the Black race.
DRUGS & CRIME Blacks, who comprise only 13% of the population and account for about 13% of drug users, constitute 35% of all arrests for drug possession. 55% of all convictions on those charges, and 74% of all those sentenced to prison for possession.
HIV & AIDS There is strong evidence that AIDS is a disease created by white bio-chemists and deliberately released in Africa through vaccination programs. Blacks account for 30% of people with AIDS in America. 54% of children under age 13 with AIDS are Black. HIV/AIDS is the number 1 cause of death for Blacks aged 25 to 44.
HEALTHThe state of Black health scores below everyother race in the U.S.Every year 250,000 …are killed by the 10biggest killers of Blacks of all ages: heartdisease, cancer, stroke, AIDS, accidents,homicide, diabetes, pneumonia andinfluenza, chronic pulmonary diseases such asasthma and bronchitis, and infant mortality.
HEALTHBlacks have a 60% higher diabetes-relatedmortality than whites and suffer 30% highercardiovascular mortality, 25%higher cancermortality (including breast cancer).Blacks with prostate cancer are 2-3 timesmore likely to die than whites. African-American men have the highest rate ofprostate cancer in the world. Blacks with lungcancer were 24% more likely than whites todie within 5 years.
HEALTH Twenty-five percent of Blacks in the U.S. have no health insurance. The rates of syphilis and gonorrhea are many times higher among Black teens than white. 90% of Black women suffer complications in pregnancy-a rate 3 times that of whites.
HOUSING55% of Blacks live in the cities, while 70% of whiteslive in the suburbs or rural areas. Los Angeles andNew York are ranked 2nd and 3rd behind SaoPaulo, Brazil, in their homeless population, and80% of Americas homeless are Black.60% of the total Black population in the U.S. livesin communities with one or more uncontrolledtoxic waste sites. 43% of Blacks and 68% of whitesown their homes.
EMPLOYMENTBlack adult unemployment has remained twice ashigh as white unemployment for more than 30years; 3 times as high among young people.Black women make 89% of what white womenmake; Black men make 67% of what white menmake. 53% of Black men aged 25-34 are eitherunemployed or earn too little to lift a family of 4from poverty. 21% of Black high-school graduatesare unemployed, 10% of whites.
EDUCATION69% of Black children cannot read in the 4thgrade, compared with 29% among white children.Only 12% of Black high-school seniors are"proficient" readers, while 54% have "below basic"reading skills. It is estimated that 40-44% of Blacks arefunctionally illiterate. Black children are almost 3times more likely than white children to be labeledmentally retarded. Blacks are 2.5 times more likelyto be placed in remedial or low-track classes.
EDUCATIONTwo-thirds of "minorities" in public school failto reach basic levels of national tests.There continue to be marked disparitiesbetween Black and white students in thenational SAT scores. 32% of all suspendedstudents are Black.Black students are twice as likely as whites tobe suspended or expelled.