African-American Poverty in Kentucky Essay by RightRiters

African-American Poverty in Kentucky
A paper which investigates the reasons and solutions for the poverty level of African-Americans in the state of Kentucky.
# 23418 | 576 words | 6 sources | APA | 2002 | US

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Few issues transcend all economic, educational, ethnic, occupational, political, religious, and social lines and impact all individuals, either directly or indirectly. Poverty is one such issue, affecting all individuals and society, both economically and non-economically. The paper shows that the main causes of poverty are relatively simple to identify, i.e., lack of affordable housing, lack of high-paying jobs for lower and middle class wage earners, rising unemployment, etc. However, few effective and viable solutions to eliminating and/or reducing poverty have been identified and implemented. This paper analyzes and examines the multitude of issues related to African-American poverty in Kentucky, United States. This paper concludes with ways to eliminate and reduce poverty among minority groups in Kentucky and poverty in general.

From the Paper:

"Clearly poverty among Blacks/African-Americans in Kentucky and poverty in general is a persistent and severe issue. There are several possible ways to eliminate and/or reduce poverty among Blacks/African-Americans in Kentucky and among individuals in general. One potential solution to hunger and poverty is to strengthen Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the federal safety net program for low- or no-income families that allows states flexibility to design and implement its own TANF plan. Another possible solution is to increase the educational and employment opportunities available to individuals currently living in poverty as well as individuals at risk of becoming impoverished. By taking a proactive stance regarding poverty and offering individuals affordable educational and employment opportunities, there is potential to break the cycle of poverty."

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