African-American Inequality

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Throughout history America has continuously betrayed it principles of equality. Leading to immense inequalities of wealth, power, education, and privilege between African-Americans and their white counterparts. The more powerful group have justified and legitimized these disparities with a variety of reasons, presumptions, and stereotypes. Some stereotypes and inferences for why people of color have less power, wealth, or opportunities is because they are lazy, uneducated, criminals, or drug addicted. With this in mind, African-Americans are dehumanized with negative traits, and viewed as deserving of their disadvantages.
For instance, Public Health Service, wanted to justify creating medical treatment programs for blacks. This lead to the