13.3% of the American population happens to be Black, but these 43 million people are still not getting the rights they deserve. The thing that is most worrying for me is this: people refuse to acknowledge that African Americans, or other minorities for that matter, are facing difficulties living in this great nation. Sure, slavery is no more, but subtle racism in office places and justice systems is not an insignificant issue at all! In fact, it is highly significant. This thought-provoking article by Insider Monkey which lists the 12 states with the highest percentage of African American population quite aptly explains with numbers, what minorities think is the type of behavior they face, compared to how Whites think African Americans are treated in the country.
I mean all of us remember the #OscarsSoWhite fiasco: an award show transforming into a controversy of the ages. That is, as a nation, what we do best, of course. Blowing up issues on any social media we can lay our hands on, yet refusing to try to do something about the matter in our daily lives, where it would actually have an impact. As opposed to that, twiddling our thumbs for a couple of tweets is quite effortless.
This is not a rant, however. The geographical distribution of African Americans among states is what I was looking for and that is what I got from Insider Monkey, along with some intriguing facts about the state of racism in the United States. So have a look at it, and I’m sure it will leave you thinking as well.