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Poverty remains a big issue all around the world and remains a problem in the United States. Poverty means the lack of money or a material possession. In the United States the U.S government recognizes poverty as a someone who can’t meet their basic needs, something the average person would commonly take for granted. If any American makes a total of $23,050 of a total yearly income with a family of four then they are classified as poor. Between the ages of 25 to about 75 most Americans will spend at least a year in poverty. Statistics from 2012 have stated more then 16% of the United States poopulation live in poverty, which includes more then 20% of American children. Statisically, the poverty rate is much higher with minorities in the United States, especially in African Americans. The poverty rate for African Americans was at 28.1% which is very high. Also, African Americans also remain the lowest of any group making the lowest income yearly. Sadly, race between all minorities plays a big a part why any minority would be in poverty. African Americans and other minorities such as Hispanics are more subject to racial discrimination and hate crimes then any other ethic group. Although they are other factors into why minorities statistically are the biggest group of people in poverty, race plays a big part in it. They have been progress since the Civil War from an individual standpoint but the imbalance between a minority and the white american, specifically in the economic area still is tenacious. Among African American students and other ethic groups that don’t have the privilege to grow up in a nice wealthy area with great schools and a school system that can provide the proper materials and books for school are more subject to dropping out of high school and more then likely not graduate high school. Minority students drop out at a high rate then white…...

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