Both did not get the same opportunities when it comes to the government policies that their respective families availed.
2.) How does governmental policies and past discrimination play a role in generating wealth for Americans of different racial and ethnic backgrounds? Use examples from the website. Discuss some the policies that were discriminatory.
There were many discriminatory policies of the government which created the social and economic divide between African American and white American families. First, the Social Security policy in 1935 excluded the minorities in getting their pensions. Second, the Wagner Act of 1935 denied the inclusion of non-whites to union groups. Third, the so-called low cost loans from 1930-1940 which gave whites high rating and loan benefits while low ratings were given to nonwhites. Fourth, the National Housing Act displaced 66% of minorities to pave way for more expensive housing and development projects. Fifth, the Kennedy’s 1962 Executive Order and 1968 Fair Housing Act allowed racial steering and racial segregation.
According to the site, there was a wide belief among people that an area gets impoverished whenever nonwhites arrive in the neighborhood. For instance, a white family will be anxious to see African Americans in their neighborhood, fearing that the property value of their place will decrease. As a result, they will leave the area and the neighborhood will be impoverished as a result.
However, in the website, it was explained this assumption of the scenario is unfounded since white families take their money and business whenever they move to another place. As a result, the community will lose money and eventually business will decline in the area. With its impoverished state, the community consequently increases in crime rates and illegal activities. Thus, it is not the African American residents that causes the downfall but the white families leaving the area.
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