CAUSE OF POVERTY AND CRIME IN AFRO-AMERICANS Created by post slavery society and U.S. government. The very programs set in place to help poor Blacks is the reason for the present poverty and crime among Blacks. Discrimination and segregation created jobless and low wages of Blacks. Welfare programs created to help them hurt them the most. It pushed to father figure out of the family unit that had always been there even in poverty. Homes of Blacks were raided to keep Black fathers out of the home which took the father figure out of the family unit separating it and destroying it to this day. Nothing has changed. there were no jobs then and welfare was the only solution and it still is today. Illegal Aliens are hire before Blacks and are fired and replaced by Illegal Aliens and we are surprised when we hear the crime and poverty in the inner cities across this nation among Blacks. Society of racism, discrimination and a ineffective Government created the problems Afro-Americans are having in cities like Chicago, Detroit, East Los Angeles, Oakland, etc today. Our government built slums in Chicago, etc that housed as many as 75,000 Blacks and a cesspool of crime and poverty. Many are being replaced with Latino slums. Illegal Aliens are moving in and Blacks are moving out. Same problem as Blacks. Poverty, welfare and gangs and the crime that come with it. Our Government also created tmany of the problems in Native Americans. Instead of offering them equality they offered them meager hand outs which in not an incentive. Men are created equal but are not always treated equal.