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Tuesday, April 24 • 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Race And Poverty

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Too many American citizens believe that if they are not currently living in a state of poverty, then it does not or won’t ever affect them. When actually, the question is not if poverty will affect you, but when and how it will. Areas known to have high rates of poverty suffer from inadequate healthcare, higher crime rates, a lack of resources for education, and low socioeconomic mobility, and these are just a few consequences. These are also all factors that contribute to the overall economic growth. Furthermore, impoverished areas seem to have another thing in common, they are highly populated with minorities. While many Americans think that we are progressing as a society when it comes to racial inequalities, the data tells a different story. In this presentation, I intend to explore the relationship between race and poverty. There is an obvious correlation between destitution and genetic makeup. By observing demographics, rates of poverty and social policy data from the United States census at a national and local level, this research aims to understand why there is such a gap, and if it is racially motivated.


Tuesday April 24, 2018 2:00pm - 2:20pm PDT
012 Karpen Hall