In a July 2003 Census Bureau report entitled African Americans by the Numbers, we can readily discern that there is light at the end of the tunnel for the continued climb of the African American educational attainment level…
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The report goes on to show that this percentage rose by 10 percentage points from 1993 to 2003. For African Americans ages 25 to 29, the proportion is considerably higher at 88%” (US Census) Although these numbers do not represent a composite total, it is indeed indicative of what can be achieved across the board. When we place these numbers next to the majority (white) population totals, we find that the gap is a mere 9 per cent. School administrators and government officials have come to grips with the issue of, ‘why Johnny can not read.’ The current administration initiative to provide additional help for low income and disadvantaged youth through the ‘No Child Left Behind Program’, is a positive step in the right direction to further close the educational (literacy) gap for those children below 15 years of age. It is reasonable to expect that the government will not abandon its focus of those African American(and other diverse) students presently enrolled, and their needs will continue to be addressed as they proceed up the educational ladder....
they proceed up the educational ladder. On this note, the federal government must address the
issue of African American High School dropouts. Funding must come forward to educate
diversity. In other words, curriculums must be adjusted to deal more appropriately with
information and skill transfer for high school students. Not every student is prone, or inclined to
adjusting to the strict confines of the traditional classroom. We must discover what their interests
are and adjust the curriculum to accommodate them. It is much more cost effective to educate,
than it is to incarcerate.
The 2003 census report further states: "African Americans age 25 and over, that had a
Bachelors degree or higher in 2003 was up 5 percentage points from 1993 to 17%." The number
of African Americans with Bachelor degrees held steady at 12% for more than 25 years. The
Bush Administration made a sound commitment towards its support of Historically Black
Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The Bush Administration earmarked more than $300 million
to assist these institutions in improving or expanding their physical plants, upgrading curriculum
and scholarship set-asides. This was a major boost for these institutions which train more than
80% of the country's African American future professionals. A majority of these African
American students go on to receive their advanced degrees from majority (white) institutions.
Which highlights another milestone in
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This essay will highlight the HIV/AIDS as a health issue among the African Americans. The term HIV is an acronym of Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus mainly attacks human beings, and they do not grow on their own, but must develop within the human body.
Various people of different ethnic backgrounds have been subjected to different forms of discrimination based on skin color. Racial discrimination has led to increased levels of poverty amongst certain communities. Although Native Americans often face racial discrimination, non-Native Americans are the most affected people group, especially African-Americans.
The rate of obesity is highest in African American women compared to other women from other races in US. The statistics put the rate at four in every four women being obese in African American women. Over the years, the chances of African American women becoming obese with increased age have continued to escalate especially in comparison with non- Hispanic women.
This chapter discusses the educational status and achievement, and public grade-school, as well as higher-education issues for the Afro American Minorities in the United States.The history of educational opportunities for the group and the relevant cultural perceptions of this culture are discussed.Also the statistical considerations in this regard will be discussed alongwith the future trends.Currently recent statistics look very promising for the AfroAmerican Population.72 % African-Americans age 25 and over, have a high school diploma.
This places the African-American teenage girl at particular risk of using alcohol or other drugs (AOD). While there has been significant progress during the last six years in lowering the prevalence of drug abuse among teenagers, the rates continue to be unacceptably high as nearly 15 percent of the high school students surveyed in 2007 reported using an illegal drug within the past month (Teen substance abuse).
It is on record that one in every four African Americans beyond the age of 55 has diabetes (Adams, 2011). This is a disturbing trend because if left unattended to, there is going to be the time when the number may double. Records also have it that diabetes is a disease that poses so much health threat to affected persons.
Although freedom was largely desired by everybody, it came with both positive and negative effects.
Ending slavery meant that African Americans could not be forced to move to different parts to work therefore ensuring family unity unlike during slavery
The study also reports that congenital anomalies are the leading cause of infant mortalities in Minnesota especially among Hispanics, Whites and Asians. The most important finding of this study is that African American and American Indian infants were at a greater risk of mortality in before they reach age.
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