Poverty Of The United States

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Poverty of Adolescent Minorities in the United States Puberty is one of the most intensive period in a human’s life. What adolescents would face during this period are not only the dramatic shift of their social roles, but also a number of physical, biological and economic transitions. Physically, adolescents become taller, heavier, stronger, and their body shapes become closer to adults’. At the same time, the biological changes, such as the emergence of primary and secondary sex characteristics, are processing inside their bodies. Despite of those, adolescents become wiser, unpredictable, independent, self-aware, and vulnerable. They start to view the society in their own perspectives. They understand the difference between what they want to be and what the society expect them to be. They begin to make decisions by their own. They even hold doubts about their parents’ ideas and social norms. These remarkable changes from a child to an adult help adolescents realize the purposes of their existence, but as their mind becomes stronger and stronger, their talents can also be risked and twisted by their living environment. Many people believe that in the modern society of the United States, with the most advanced technologies and comprehensive social systems, adolescents’ lives have never been better. The government supports them with more education opportunities, more food choices and safer communities. However, adolescents in the United States are actually facing more problematic social issues than before. Adolescent poverty is a growing risk that has been troubling the youth development in the United States for a long period of time. As statistics shows, in 2014, 40% of adolescents’ families in the United States are facing the r... ... middle of paper ... ...till take less advantages than White children do. Thus, invest more resources to educational programs can improve adolescents’ study experience, but we are not sure that these resources can have the same positive effect on minorities. Ronald Reagan, the former U.S president, once said, “In the sixties we waged a war on poverty, and poverty won.” President Regan was right about this when poverty are growing among adolescent minorities in the United States, and researchers haven’t find a proper way to end this war. Either solving the racial inequality systematically or individually costs time and resources. However, as long as there are still people who are fighting, people who keep their dream deep into their heart, and people who are brave enough to challenge their “improvised fate,” adolescents in the United States still have hope to reverse the result of this war.

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