The wall 1.3.10


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The wall 1.3.10

  1. 1. Hate Bigotry Prejudice
  2. 2. In the United States of America . . .
  3. 3. African Americans and Blacks <ul><li>According to the U.S. Department of Justice Capital Punishment Statistics, 42% of Death Row Inmates in 2008 were black even though blacks only make up about 12% of the population. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>United States Department of Justice, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blacks in the United States are twice as likely to be unemployed than whites in 2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Blacks in the United States make approximately 78 cents on the white’s dollar for equal work. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: William M. Rodgers III, Professor of public policy at Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, National Urban League's Council of Economic Advisors, found at </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Women <ul><li>At least one in six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape; women make up at least 90% of all victims of rape, and some studies state as many as one in four women are sexually assaulted in their lifetime. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The average woman who works full time, year round, earns 80 cents for every dollar the average man earns. An African American woman earns just 69 cents and a Hispanic woman earns 60 cents for each dollar that a white man earns. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Institute for Women's Policy Research compilation of Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey Labor Force Statistics, 2009 ( (retrieved February 25 2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>At least 85% of all domestic violence victims are female. Further, as many as 3 million women are abused each year, and 1,200 women are killed each year by an intimate partner. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Domestic Violence Resource Center, </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Sexual Orientation <ul><li>According to the FBI, 1,706 violent crimes were reported as hate crimes against homosexuals in 2008. Consider further that the Southern Poverty Law Center found that the real level of hate crimes could run between 19 and 31 times higher than the numbers reported by the FBI. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: The FBI 2008 Report on Hate Crimes and the Southern Poverty Law Center 2005, and </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As of February 26, 2010, in only 21 states is it illegal to fire someone based on sexual orientation. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Human Rights Campaign, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>20 states, most of which have some sort of hate crime legislation, do not have any hate crime legislation based on sexual orientation. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Anti-Defamation League, 2009, </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Muslims <ul><li>The FBI reports a 1,600% increase (yes you read that right) in reported hate crimes against Muslims following 9/11, and the FBI’s numbers indicate an average 42% increase in hate crimes against Muslims every year between 2003-2008, and there has been a dramatic rise in the first half of 2010. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: The FBI Annual Report on Hate Crimes,, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Human Rights First, and CCUN/Al-Jazeerah: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over 1200 citizen and non-citizen Muslim men and women were rounded up after 9/11 and detained without trial, some of whom are still being held today. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Alison Parker and Jamie Fellner, Human Rights Watch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In the year following 9/11, there were 705 charges of employment discrimination based on the victim being or being perceived Muslim filed by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. From 2003-2007, the ADC received approximately 10 reports of workplace discrimination per week. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee; </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Disparity Based on Class <ul><li>As of 2008, 13.2% of the American population is officially classified as living within 125% poverty level, where a family of three would earn approximately $17,163 per year. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: U.S. Census Bureau, found at </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The top one percent of wealth holders in the United States owns roughly 50% of all financial and business wealth. The top 5 percent owns almost 70% of such wealth. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Gar Alperovitz, the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, College Park, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More than 840 million people in the world are malnourished, and 799 million of them live in the developing world. More than 153 million of the world's malnourished people are children under the age of 5, and six million children under the age of 5 die every year as a result of hunger. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source: Care: Facts About Global Hunger,
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