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Well, there is little to no reasoning, in actuality many of the people living in poverty are in that situation for no reason other than that the class system in flawed. For example, children born into poverty are more likely to stay in poverty and then have their own children, creating a cycle... ... middle of paper ... ...d indeed have a free and equal country. It would without a doubt be hard to uproot all of the disparity, inequality and imbalance that is characteristic of modern day America, but if there is one characteristic of Americans that has stood the test of time, it is our persistence, and it is that persistence that will bring freedom, happiness, equality back to our nation. Works Cited Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.
People are deemed poor if their incomes are insufficient to obtain the basic necessitates for themselves or their families. The most common and stereotypic explanation of poverty is the poor cause their own poverty because in America anything is possible if you want it. This “blame the poor” point of view is does not apply to all poverty stricken, a big misperception is that the poor do not work. Not only are most poor people able and more than willing to work hard and they do so when given the chance. The fact is nearly half of the poor populations of working age do work even if it is minimal and millions of them work full-time.
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U.S. children living in poverty face obstacles that interfere with their educational achievement. Recognizing the problems of living in poverty can help people reduce the consequences that prevent children from reaching their educational potential. Poverty in America is measured using thresholds and guidelines that are updated each year so that we have a more accurate picture of who is in need. Using these standards it is then decided who is impoverished. According to the Institute for Research on Poverty (2013) a family of four, who makes less than $23,492 in a year, are considered poor.
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