Since the beginning of the time black people have been in disadvantage, even now days when we live in a modern world they still feel the consequences of past times. It doesn’t matter where they live, they all face the same problems and Florida isn’t any different.
They have lack of opportunity and safety, very large amount of them face loss of jobs due to a black color of the skin and their safety is jeopardy because people have prejudices regarding them and they are constantly under attack.
Their heritage will always fallow their financial status. Even families that are more successful and have been able to achieve middle class and escape troublesome neighborhood, have to constantly prove themselves and to prove their success. The have been able to land lucrative jobs, but many of them are still underpaid.
Many black kids attend public school that are underfunded and they are racially and economically separated from other schools. Instead of learning how to become successful and educated young people they are in the early years of their life introduced to criminal and judicial system. And the gap between African American and white student is still growing. If they don’t have upper class and higher social status, they are forced to attend public schools.
One of the problems that never gone away is that racism still exists. There are people who still have stereotypes based on race and black people pay high price because of that. They’ve been disrespected and considered like a second – class citizens, which creates all sort of problems. They begin to have low self-esteem and forget to fight for themselves.
Poverty majorly impacts them and this leads to many problems, they can’t get proper education and there is a really high percent of incarceration of African American. They are much likely to be more pore then white people could ever be and this leads them to resort other solutions to find means to survive.
A new study shows a staggering number of black children living in poverty
They also have problems because of 53% of media portraits them in negative perspective. We now have the situation in musical videos, movies, shows where black people usually play some negative roll. Of course there are number of them who manage to fight for their place and respect, but not everyone can be Michael Jordan or Will Smith.
Health issues are on high level, among them diabetes, it is estimated that one in four African American women have diabetes. And they have 15% more chances to get AIDS then white women. Obesity is one of the major problems that follows African American community and women have highest rates compared to other women.
If the state and society doesn’t pay closer attention to these problem, their life and the life of their families will be in jeopardy. Even thou they are minority they should be treated equally and they should have the same wright as any other person. Until the state doesn’t solve these problem their destiny will be questionable.