Listverse.com: 10 ways race still shapes society

 

Listverse.com is a website were the author creates lists on various ideas, they can be from the strange to the intellectual, this list is about how race is still affecting out society.

http://listverse.com/2013/12/04/10-insane-ways-race-still-shapes-society/

1. income:  based on your race how much you make

2. wealth: a correlation can be seen with race and the median income

3. justice: depending on your race you may get longer prison sentences

4. healthcare: even with “Obomacare” certain racial minorities still do not have access to healthcare

5. education: depending on your race, certain groups will outperform others

6. intellectual ability: race and stereotypes can affect our abilities

7. trust: even small amount of prejudice can affect how we fell about someone

8. aggression: a study to see if the subject should shoot the potential attacker, they had .850 milliseconds to decide, the attacker may have a gun or a cell phone, the only difference is one was black one was white.  Can you guess what the results were?

9. movies: most speaking roles go to a certain race, disproportionally so…

10. death penalty: certain groups depending if they murdered another certain group are more likely to get the death penalty

I purposely did not say what race was for each, I think by this point in society we should be able to see the disparity in treatment to minority groups.  Sometimes it is subtle and you have to take a step back and look at the numbers but it is there.  I still believe that people need to start trying harder and “pulling themselves up by there bootstraps”. 

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