Theblack Americans have made efforts to develop and improve their livingstandards however, slavery and racial discrimination have remained aconstant drawback in their development. The expectations of the Negrofamily after the development of Civil Right Act included equalemployment opportunities and accessibility to public facilities suchas schools. According to Moynihanand Patrick,the attainment of the expectations has been impossible mainly becauseof two reasons including afflictions of racial discriminations in theU.S and the unimaginable mistreatments which widen the gaps betweenthe poor and the rich. Racism runs in the blood of the Americans andthus, the discrimination against the Negroes will continue existing.1The low living standards of the American Negroes worsen with timebecause of low income and lack of accessibility to education whilethe whites continue flourishing because they have access to goodeducation which gives them an upper hand of getting highly payingjobs.
Racialdiscrimination is a major setback to economic growth and developmentin the United States. For a long time, racism has been a major socialconcern that disadvantages the people of color undermining theirpotential to grow and enjoy the civil rights enjoyed by the whites.Eliminating racial discrimination requires a transformation in themindset of both the Negroes and whites to realize the need forequality in the society. The gap between the poor and the richcontinues to increase because the rich uses their powers tomanipulate the social system and gain the economic developmentopportunities while the blacks’ poverty increases because there isnobody to alleviate their situation.
Inconclusion, the black American families are disadvantaged by racialdiscriminations because they are denied the opportunity to developthemselves and enjoy the privileges of the American citizens such aseducation and employment.
Moynihan,Daniel Patrick. "Negro family: The case for national action (areport for the US Department of Labor, Office of Policy Planning andResearch)." Washington,DC: Government Printing Office. Retrieved September 10(1965): 2008.
1 Moynihan, Daniel Patrick. "Negro family: The case for national action (a report for the US Department of Labor, Office of Policy Planning and Research)." Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. Retrieved September 10 (1965): 2008.