Certain groups in the US face more adversity
than others. Whether it’s racial, gender-based, economic… read on to find out what exactly these disparities are and what can be done to solve them.
Educate yourself on issues that oppressed groups in the US face such as health disparities, violence, and unequal education.
Read more about how these issues affect you, your community, your business, or your country.
It’s imperative to take action, and we’ll show you how.
The topics & the details
Health & Violence: asthma, mental illness, healthcare, etc.
Black Americans tend to face health disparities at higher rates than any other minority groups in the United States and often experience the adverse effects of violence and instability. Covered in this section:
- Chronic diseases (high blood pressure, asthma, etc)
- Violence, fighting, and crime (gang activity, police brutality)
- Domestic abuse (children, women, elders)
- Women’s health (maternal mortality, sexual abuse/violence, breast/chestfeeding)
- Substance abuse (alcohol, drugs)
- Health coverage (lack of health insurance, racism in healthcare)
- Violence towards LGBTQIA+ (attacks, sexual assault, healthcare discrimination)
- Mental health/illness, suicide, and mental health care vs incarceration
Racism & Political Inequality: incarceration, systemic racism, etc.
After 400 years of oppression, systemic racism is woven into our government, public services, education system and healthcare system. Covered in this section:
- Incarceration & the criminal justice system
- Lack of political representation & racism in government
Education: public education system, pre-k, sex education, etc.
Due to a long history of the US enslaving Black people, segregation, Jim Crow laws, redlining and property tax-based education, Black Americans are more likely to attend underfunded, overcrowded, unsafe public schools resulting in higher drop-out rates and lower college education rates. Covered in this section:
- The unfair public education system in the US and its history
- School choice and access to pre-k
- Representation of Black Americans in higher education and Affirmative Action
- Sex education, teen pregnancy/parenting
Poverty, work & living: redlining, childcare crisis, food deserts, etc.
Black Americans are disproportionately affected by unemployment, housing difficulties, food insecurity, poverty, and financial insecurity. Covered in this section:
- The history of redlining, displacement and the current-day housing crisis
- Homelessness and shelters
- Home safety: fire safety, water safety
- Unemployment and its relations with the education and criminal justice system
- Childcare crisis
- Food insecurity and food deserts