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Sociopolitical Factors: African Americans

What are at least two sociopolitical factors encountered by African Americans? What impact do these factors have on this population?

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Socio-political Factors affecting African-Americans

Educational attainment in African-Americans is a key factor affecting their socioeconomic capacity as a minority group. A person's education affects their ability to get jobs, to create careers and the lifestyles they create. The Robert Wood Johnson Commission reports that African-Americans as an ethnic group is the poorest in the US. Socio-politically, this can explain the prevalence of crime and criminality within the group. Another socio-political ...

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