I am African American who was born in the poorest city in the USA, which is Camden, New Jersey. The city was racially diverse, but the majority of people who lived there were either African American or Hispanic. According to Taibbi (2013), white people left the city long ago when local industries were no longer profitable. The city became the hostage for minorities with all expected negative consequences which were represented by high unemployment rates, challenging criminal environment, poverty and lack of social services.
The situation in Camden shows than racial division can be represented not by schools or neighborhoods only. It can embrace the whole cities which serve as homes for minority people. The level of life in these cities is significantly lower than in the places where the majority of residents in white. For instance, the average household income in Camden equals $21,191, and the white population merits 4.1% out of 71000 local residents. On the contrary, the average household income in New Jersey is $67,458 with 70% of white population (City-data.com, 2013). Obviously, Camden shows that racial division leads to nothing good for people. It is not the best place to live because of unsafe environment, poor school education and minimal employment chances.
Such a situation can be seen in poor minority neighborhoods which host migrants and poor people who cannot afford to live anywhere else. Racial division is connected with various economic and social reasons which separate people in different racial groups. People who happen to live in such neighborhoods often lack opportunities to escape this situation and start a new life. In this way, it is rational to suppose that people can cope with racial division if they are informed about the outcomes of this issue first.
Racial awareness is a must in modern American society because it covers problems people try not to discuss usually. If America wants to