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How to be an American

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Kaelani Foote

on 20 December 2011

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Transcript of How to be an American

In 1998, two-thirds of those selected for body searches at customs
checkpoints were black latino. 97 percent of body searches reveal no
contraband Black women have the highest likelihood of being strip-searched of all U.S citizens Interstate 95 in Maryland:
21 percent of drivers are racial minorites. 80 percent of drivers pulled over and searched
are racial minorities. Those found possessing drugs are evenly split between whites and
minorities I am what time, circumstance history, have made me, certainly, but i am also much more than that so are we all - James Baldwin In the 1995, the average white family had over 8 times the wealth of the average nonwhite family

Even at the same income levels, whites had twice as much wealth as nonwhites Wealth is passed down in many ways 50-80% of one's lifetime wealth and depends on opportunities created by past generations-gifts, informal loans, a good education, and job connections Supreme Court Justice O'Connor made the observation that, of course, this is a white country. So, if this is a white country, what does it mean if you're not white? What is your place?- John a. Powell Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothign can be changed until it is faced- James Baldwinr America is God's crucible, the great Melting Pot where all the races of Europe are melting reforming! German, Jew and Russion_ into the crucible with you all! Only "free white persons... shall be entitled to the rights of citizenship." -1970 naturalization Act,. united States No one was white before he/she came to America. It took generations and a vast amouitn of boercion before this became a white county- James Baldwin
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