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RCHSS - Geography & Anthropology

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Dr. Paul McDaniel

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Brandon Benham

The Inequalities surrounding Atlanta

Atlanta is reported to have one of the highest rates of inequality in America. I decided that this was going to be the main topic for my research paper. When people think about inequality, they usually think that it relates to one’s race. In Atlanta, there is not only a lot of racial inequality, but there is a big amount of income inequality as well. Income inequality is basically the income being unevenly distributed through a population of a city or a country. There are reports in Atlanta that show that there are high rates of income inequality for the past few years. If a person was born in poverty, the chances are very little of them ever escaping poverty. This is of course a problem for most African Americans. For the white population, there is a really good chance of them not ending up with the same problem. In the same study, the financial security is seen to be worse in a house of people of color. This is one leading factor of the many factors that cause the inequality in Atlanta. In conclusion, the inequality of this city is very noticeable and should be addressed more to the public.

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The Inequalities Surrounding Atlanta

Brandon Benham

The Inequalities surrounding Atlanta

Atlanta is reported to have one of the highest rates of inequality in America. I decided that this was going to be the main topic for my research paper. When people think about inequality, they usually think that it relates to one’s race. In Atlanta, there is not only a lot of racial inequality, but there is a big amount of income inequality as well. Income inequality is basically the income being unevenly distributed through a population of a city or a country. There are reports in Atlanta that show that there are high rates of income inequality for the past few years. If a person was born in poverty, the chances are very little of them ever escaping poverty. This is of course a problem for most African Americans. For the white population, there is a really good chance of them not ending up with the same problem. In the same study, the financial security is seen to be worse in a house of people of color. This is one leading factor of the many factors that cause the inequality in Atlanta. In conclusion, the inequality of this city is very noticeable and should be addressed more to the public.

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