viagra samplesby Kammall Moore, student at William Fleming High School, Roanoke, VA
follow url In this day and age, one of the major obstacles faced by minorities, specifically black males, is becoming a victim of racial profiling. The National Institute of Justice defines this as “a practice that targets people for suspicion of a crime based on their race, ethnicity, religion or national origin.” Although it has been a hot button issue for ages, the term “racial profiling” sparked national debate in 1998 when a routine traffic in stop New Jersey resulted in the shooting of three young and unarmed men of color. The officers involved with shooting stated the driver attempted to run them over. Continue reading The Trouble with Racial Profiling→
follow linkIt is not true that recent efforts to improve the condition of African Americans have been ineffective. The initiatives have tracked well with the economic progression of the American mainstream.
Data recently released by the U.S. Department of Commerce are shocking. Corporate profits are at an 85-year high and employee compensation is at a 65-year low. No wonder people are struggling to pay their bills.
These data are another sign of the growing inequality in our country. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, and the middle is disappearing. Small paychecks contribute to the problem and so do changes in tax law. Most households have seen only minor fluctuations in their federal tax bills in recent decades. But the very highest income people – the top 1/100th of 1 percent – have received million-dollar tax cuts. Their tax payments have fallen from more than 70 percent of income before 1970 down to 20-40 percent today. Continue reading Rising inequality and concentrated wealth threaten Democracy→