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African American Inequalities: Article Review

· Include whether you feel the author makes a valid claim or if you disagree, and why.

· Locate and cite a peer-reviewed article that supports your position and address the following:

o Identify the inequality discussed by the author and how it differs from other types.

o Does this inequality affect African American political and economic power? Why or why not?

o Does this inequality affect whether African Americans receive the same treatment by the legal system? Why or why not?

o Do you feel the inequality is experienced equally by African Americans of different classes, or those of higher or lower economic status? Explain why.

o Do you feel African Americans who assimilate the dominant culture face the same inequalities as those who resist assimilation?

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Dear Student,
Hi. I have made the assumption that you need to produce an article that discusses or has as a topic African-American inequality and that you need to review this particular inequality by answering the questions listed. This article should support the position you will have in relation to the inequality you wish to tackle if you want to go beyond the 'new inequalities' discussed in the peer-reviewed political magazine below. The article information is below and the discussion follows it. I suggest this article as it is peer-reviewed and is available fully online. Good luck with your paper.

OTA 105878/Xenia Jones


Katz & Stern's 'New African-American Inequalities'

Article: Beyond Discrimination: Understanding African American Inequality in the Twenty-First Century
Authors:Michael B. Katz & Mark J. Stern
Publication: Dissent Magazine
Publishing Details: Winter 2008 Issue
Publisher: Foundation for the Study of Independent Social Ideas, Inc.

There are a lot of areas that one can look at for the inequalities that plaque the African-American community. The problem of disproportionate distribution of wealth, resources, benefits and opportunities within American society had been a topic of great controversy throughout the years and African-American inequalities is one of the main areas of concern due to the fact that African-Americans as a minority group have comparably less access to wealth and resources according to the Pew Research Center study commissioned in 2007. One area of glaring difference is the African-American racial inequality in prison wherein African-Americans outnumber other minorities and the American whites in terms of the likelihood of going to prison, the likelihood of being convicted, the likelihood of being accused, inequality in bail setting, inequality in the number of African-Americans sentenced with the death penalty. In all likelihood scenarios and inequality cases, the Africa-Americans of the country list the highest number of incidences compared to other ethnic groups. The reason for this particular set of inequalities is manifold but is rooted in the other inequalities that do not allow for African-Americans to have equal or better access to education and opportunities for ...

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The solution provides a study of a peer-review article that tackles African-American issues on inequality (see above for full details of the task). references are provided for further exploration of the topic. A word version of the solution is attached.