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  • 1. MINORITIES
  • 2.
    • Hispanics are 14.8 % of the population.
  • 3.
    • African-Americans are 12.8% of the U.S. population.
  • 4.
    • 4.4% of the population are Asian-Americans
  • 5.
    • 2.5 % of the population are Jewish
  • 6.
    • 51% of the homeless are black.
  • 7.
    • A lower % of black men in their late teens and early 20’s are employed today than 30 years ago.
  • 8.
    • Median white family Income = $47,800
    • Median Hispanic Family Income = 33,000
    • Median black family income = $29,700
  • 9.
    • Average per capita income for Whites = $22,952
    • Average per capita income for Blacks = $12,957
    • Average per capita income for Hispanics = $11,434
  • 10.
    • Median income for white female head - of household = $19,547
    • Median income for black female head - of- household = $11,414
  • 11.
    • 1 out of every 3 black males aged 20-29 are either in jail or under some kind of judicial custody. The rate for the population as a whole is 2.3%
  • 12.
    • The U.S. imprisons 370 out of every 100,000 white people.
    • The U.S. imprisons 3,317 out of every 100,000 black males.
  • 13.
    • The odds that a black male will do time is 1-3.
    • The odds that a white male will do time is 1-17
  • 14.
    • There are more black males in US prison than in US colleges/universities
  • 15.
    • 75% of the nation’s drug users are white.
    • 75% of the nation’s drug prisoners are black
  • 16.
    • A black youth is 6 times more likely to be locked up than a white peer, even when charged with the same crime and neither has a prior record
  • 17.
    • Trafficking in 5 grams (.17 of an ounce) of crack carries a mandatory five-year prison sentence, but it takes 500 grams of cocaine powder (17.5 ounces) to warrant the same sentence.
  • 18.
    • Black youths account for 15% of the population but:
    • 26% of juvenile arrests
    • 31% of referrals to juvenile court
    • 40% of youths sent to adult courts
    • 40% of youths in juvenile detention centers
    • 58% of youths sentenced to adult prisons
  • 19.
    • The leading cause of death for blacks under the age of 24 is homicide.
    • The leading cause of death for blacks aged 25 - 44 is A.I.D.S.
  • 20.
    • Black males have a 1 in 27 chance of being murder victims.
    • White males, 1 in 205
  • 21.
    • 68% of the prison population is a member of a minority group.
  • 22.
    • Some ghetto areas have a higher mortality rate and lower life expectancy than many third world countries.
  • 23.
    • Infant mortality rate among blacks is 16.8/1000 (6.9/1000 for whites)
  • 24.
    • Life expectancy of white females = 79.4
    • Life expectancy of black females = 73.6
  • 25.
    • Life expectancy of white males = 72.7
    • Life expectancy of black males = 65.6
  • 26.
    • Sex ratio in the U.S. is 96/100
    • Sex ratio among African-Americans is 50/100
  • 27.
    • 64% of all black families are headed by a single parent (90% in some ghetto areas).
    • 24% of all white families are headed by a single parent.
  • 28.
    • 70% of all black children are born to unwed mothers (22% of white children are).
  • 29.
    • 42% of single black women aged 18 - 29 have one or more children (The rate is 7% for white women in this age bracket).
  • 30.
    • Fertility Rates:
    • For every 1000 white women in their child-bearing years, 64.7 babies are born.
    • For every 1000 black women in their child-bearing years, 88.1 babies are born
  • 31.
    • 24.3% of African- Americans live below the poverty line (the white rate is 8.2%; the Hispanic rate is 22.5%
  • 32.
    • 77% of white families own their own homes
    • 49% of black families own their own homes
  • 33.
    • Median Net Worth Per Black Family $6,000
  • 34.
    • Median Net Worth Per Latino Family $7,900
  • 35.
    • Median Net Worth Per White Family $88,651
  • 36.
    • 33% of black families collect welfare.
  • 37.
    • The unemployment rate for black males is twice that of the general population.
  • 38.
    • All of our 25 largest school districts now have “minority majorities”
  • 39.
    • 11% of the population is foreign-born
  • 40.
    • There are app. 12 million illegal immigrants in the US (2006)
  • 41.
    • See Table 10-3 on Page 265