Sociologist Karl Alexander of John Hopkins University and his fellow researchers tracked 790 school children in West Baltimore, which is demographically African-American, for a quarter of century concluding that if you are born into poverty that is where you will remain. The study revealed that only 4% of the children from the low-income families made it through college, and almost no one was able to change their socioeconomic status later in life. The same statistics were evident throughout the rest of the country and for the Hispanic communities, showing little or no historical improvement with the cycle repeating itself. In other words, your life within these communities is to a great degree pre-destined to failure.
There are approximately 4 million African-American children in poverty, who, statistically, have experienced close to zero progress for the last 35 years, when demographical data began being compiled; we require drastic measures to change this historical gridlock and entrapment. The famous speech by Martin Luther King Jr. in August, 1963, now more than 50 years ago, where he said; “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character” is unfortunately at current still far from true. According to Pew Research Center, a study reported that 9 out of 10 African-Americans in today’s America still feel judged and victimized by racism.
The blueprint which was validated in Sierra Oeste in Las Vegas saw a 75% reduction of violent crime and a positive change throughout the community. The great news is that with your support it is fully possible to turnaround similar struggling low-income African-American communities all across the US to create a safer, nurturing environment for children & animals, while fighting for a future where people are not judged by their skin color and ethnicity.
“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.