Facts & Statistics Sources National Poverty Rates By Race (1) 27.% American Indians/Alaskan Natives https://www.oecd.org/officialdocuments/publicdis- 26% Black playdocumentpdf/?cote=SDD/DOC(2018)1&docLan- 23.2% Hispanic/Latino guage=En 11% White 5 (2) https://www.businessinsider.com/what-amazon-ceo-jeff- More black men are in prison or jail, on probation bezos-makes-every-day-hour-minute-2018-10 or parole than were enslaved in 1850, prior to the (3) https://poverty.ucdavis.edu/faq/what-current-pover- civil war 6 ty-rate-united-states#:~:text=The%20official%20pov- 85% of lawyers are white, erty%20rate%20is,poverty%20rate%20was%2013.9%20 5% are black, percent. (4) 5% are hispanic On Justice 7 https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2020/02/27/ examining-the-black-white-wealth-gap/ In the U.S. . . . (5) -1 in 3 black men will be imprisoned https://www2.census.gov/library/publications/2013/acs/ And Equity -1 in 6 latinos will be imprisoned acsbr11-17.pdf -1 in 17 whites will be imprisoned 8 (6) Alexander, M. (2010). The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarcer- Black Americans are only 13% ation in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: The New of U.S. population-- Press. Yet make up 40% of incarcerated population 8 (7) Why we the people of America must stand https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/adminis- trative/market_research/national-lawyer-population-de- unified to demand Justice and Liberty for all. “blacks [are] nearly four times more likely than other residents to live in neighborhoods where the mographics-2009-2019.pdf (8) poverty rate was 40% or higher [...] high-poverty https://www.prisonpolicy.org neighborhoods in America often are characterized (9) by poor schools, reduced access to healthy food, https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2019/2019038.pdf high crime rates, and weak social institutions” 9 (10) https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/ 99% of police killings from 2013-20019 have not (11) The dream of America was founded on the resulted in officers being charged with a crime 10 https://policeviolencereport.org/ principle of ensuring every citizen the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Police spend 7x as many hours training to shoot As our country has grown, we have watched than they do training to de-escalate situations helplessly as our government fails to uphold 11 Share & Print PDF w/ 1/4” margins @ these principles. 1/5 of the worlds prisoners are incarcerated here https://tinyurl.com/BLMDOC1312 in the U.S. ~35% of Americans have an immedi- ate family member who has been to prison or jail. These citizens will face discrimination in voting, no rights reserved housing, employment, etc. which has negative HiPowerPress 2020 multi-generational impacts. 8 JohnnyHiPower@gmail.com “...household net wealth is most unequally dis- Now lets take a look at the way our system fails The war on drugs was started specifically be- tributed in the United States, where the richest those who are already struggling. By doing cause Nixon saw Black Communities as a threat, 10% of households own 79% of total wealth, this, we can get a deeper understanding of the and under the pretext of fighting crime, intention- while the richest 1% holds 42%” 1 frusturation which has recently led to massive ally began to destroy Black communities. protest The citizens of this great country deserve more. As The average wealth owned by a white family is we work day in and day out, contributing to the $171,000. The average wealth owned by a black millions of dollars CEOS take home every year. Jeff family is $17,150. White families have a net “You want to know what this was really all about? Bezos makes $2,489 per SECOND, while his com- average of 10 TIMES the wealth of a typical The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White pany, Amazon, paid $0 in taxes in 2018. Mean- black family. 4 House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left while, 12% of Americans live in poverty. Many and black people. You understand what I’m saying? of us struggle to find the money to put food on We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either the table, pay medical bills, and provide a proper Why is our society like this? Where does this against the war or black, but by getting the public education for our children. inequity come from? 2,3 to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, In order to understand how we got to this point, we could disrupt those communities. We could ar- As our political leaders continue to stuff their its important to look at the history that has led rest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their pockets, and bow to the demands of the rich, the us to the present situation. meetings, and vilify them night after night on the poor and working class are left struggling. The evening news.” laws and policies they create do little to address the Black Americans have faced unequal treatment growing inequality of wealth in our country. for the 400 years they have been a part of Amer- ~John Erlichman, ica. Its a common misconception that after Counsel and Assistant to president Nixon slavery was abolished, and after the civil rights By fixing the problems that make life so hard for movement of the 1960’s, all the problems for the most vulnerable Americans, we will all ben- Black America simply went away. efit greatly. By fixing these problems, we will all “Again we have deluded ourselves into enjoy more freedom. By fixing these problems, we believing the myth that capitalism will be able to grow our economy. By fixing these Black communities have faced decade upon grew and prospered out of the problems we will grow our country into a nation decade of segregation, job discrimination, dis- Protestant ethic of hard work and that is respected and once again a beacon of free- proportionate school funding and infrastructure sacrifice. The fact is that capitalism dom and equality. funding, unfair media portrayal, higher arrest was built on the exploitation and rates, stronger criminal sentencing and a host suffering of black slaves and continues of other issues. All of these issues are stacked to thrive on the exploitation of the poor Together, we can build a better world that takes againt Black Americans and cause their commu- – both black and white, both here and care of everyone, not just those who are born nities to suffer. The inequalities in our system abroad.” into wealth. force people of all races into a desperate poverty from which there is little chance for escape. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.