Political Economy of African Americans Essay

Political Economy of African Americans
A paper dealing with the economic difficulties faced by African Americans today.
# 9520 | 2,314 words | 8 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in Economics (National) , African-American Studies (Racism)

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This paper deals with the economic difficulties which African Americans face. It explores reasons for the differences between the economic status of black and white Americans and also discusses possible remedies such as human capital theory and affirmative action.

From the Paper:

"For two hundred and fifty years African Americans suffered the worst slavery to have ever existed. They were taken from their homes and brought to the Americas where they were stripped of their humanity and treated in much the same way as cattle. It was once said that to be a Roman slave in Rome, or for that matter a Greek slave in Rome, was much different from being enslaved to a culture which was completely different from your own and to a culture where you were no longer considered human. This was the brutal slavery that Africans and later African Americans faced. It is now three hundred years, a Civil War and a civil revolution later and still the descendants of these former slaves are left with yet another struggle. While African Americans were able to gain certain rights and do away with the open racism and open segregation, there are still other factors that to this day hold them down from reaching equality compared to White Americans."

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