Poverty And Social Inequality

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Everyday people within our country face conflict based on their social class. It is always a story of one getting unequal wages and working conditions, favoritism, and many other inequities based on social class. It may seem like a little problem, but this dispute is like a disease and can spread throughout history. People’s life chances and opportunities are decreasing as class discrimination takes place. America is known as the land full of opportunities which is why many individuals migrate here hoping to achieve the American dream. However, economy is only fair to the majorities and leaves the minorities to suffer the inequality and lower socioeconomic statuses which affects their social mobility. Therefore, due to the nature of capitalism…show more content…
If one lives in poverty, it is most likely for that individual to work in a poor environment. Thomas Arcury stated, “Youths employed as agricultural workers in the U.S experience high rates of injury and mortality.” This shows that people in a lower social class have to deal with the consequences such as hard labor and harsh conditions. The text states that Karl Marx defined these workers as the “proletarians”(Conley 250). In contrast, people in the highest social class would be defined as the “bourgeoisies.” These two divisions of social class create inequality due to the inscribed occupation they are assigned to. People who live in poverty will continue to stay in poverty because they lack efficient education which leads to lack of knowledge. Due to this fact, people in the lower social class would have no other choice but to fill in the low wage jobs and face the consequence of hard physical labor. Not only are they prone to injury and stuck at the bottom of the social class, but their ability to work also diminishes. Thomas Arcury also listed some vulnerabilities such as, “ low wage, few or no benefits, few regulatory protections, hazardous work, discrimination, and limited access to health care.” These records working as a proletarian prove that the lower social class has a higher risk of death or injury, leading to the inability to work. They could also get injured to a certain point where they would have to retire at a younger age than expected. Working conditions for the lower social class has shown to be unequal compared to a higher social class. In addition, health is also unbalanced within the social
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