compare and contrast the lives of people in the inner city with those in the Rittenhouse square area. What do these two different studies by Elijah Anderson say about race relations in america?


For this paper: a. provide some data(from the census or pew research or urban insititute) on educational attainment and incomes of african americans b. research the african american middle class, how big is it, what professions have black americans entered; ex. Percent of doctors, lawyers who are African american(see “distribution of medical school graduates by race and ethnicity) c. How are the african american middle class socially or culturally different from the african americans in the inner city? d.How socially mobile are african americans today? how does this compare to whites or other minorities? See brookings institution article “five bleak facts on black economic opportunity” Jan. 15,2015. Also search for the economist article on US social mobility Feb 1, 2014. And article on U.S. Social Mobility in the Financial times e. Conclusion; Summarize and make a concluding statement of your data and the conclusions you have drawn from your research; what do these two studies of different parts of philadelphia suggest about race relations in America. *Start by using Essentials of Sociolgy Textbook 6th Edition by Giddens, Carr, and Appelbaum as a resource. also see

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The educational attainment of the middle-class black Americans falls into the four categories which represent their grouping depending on the social and economic empowerment of each category. The top class middle income earners represent a 41% in the attainment of a college education; the satisfied middle class has a rate of 15% enrolment while anxious and struggling middle class make up 30 and 8% respectively. Their incomes also have the same disparity as their rate of education where the only groups that earn more than $100,000 per annum are the top and anxious middle class with the other two levels failing to reach that target (Pew, 2008). They are however able to acquire between $50,000, but the increase in their fortunes and income is based on the trends and strengths of the national economy (Pew, 2008). This means that any adverse change in the national economy would greatly influence and change their annual income leading them to more borrowing to settle some of their obligation like mortgages, medical and school bills.