Stereootyping The Poor Essay: Steretyping The Poor

analytical Essay
1405 words
1405 words

Stereotyping the Poor

Poverty is a potential outcome for everyone. It’s sneaky and many people fall victim to it every year. No one believes that they have the potential to fall into debt, but it can happen through a string of bad luck, time running short, and other possibilities that can’t be controlled. People who are struggling with difficulty believe that there is no way out because no one will help them. However, there are ways for us, as a society, to help those who are short on income receive the help that they need. Many of the impoverished are thought to be slackers, addicts, or self-destructive to their lives. Society can help each other by dismembering the stereotypes given to people who are underneath the “Poverty Line” that they used as wedges between the classes. Labels given to those who’re poor have nothing to do with who they are as humans. …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that society can help those who are short on income receive the help that they need by dismembering the stereotypes given to those under the "poverty line."
  • Explains that the most common classification that people make on the underprivileged is that they are all criminals or drug addicts.
  • Analyzes how the foreword of hand to mouth tells the reader that indigenous people are jerked around unaccountably when they have minimum wage jobs.
  • Explains that society classifies the poor as lazy, some will slack off, but they have given up the hope to continue pushing through each harsh day that gets thrown at them.
  • Explains that the impoverished don't go to school to gain an education and make their lives better for themselves. the penniless rarely have enough money for the monthly rent and food. without a thousand dollar scholarship or financial aid, there's nearly no way to go.
  • Explains that poor people are written off as irresponsible when it comes to child care. they're also shamed for having wedlock children.
  • Argues that poverty is often caused by bad luck such as losing a job, or getting buried in debt from unpaid bills.
  • Analyzes how linda tirado explains that self-destructive behaviors are the only thing that keeps her from collapsing or exploding. some argue that there is no way for people in poverty to get out of being poor.
  • Argues that the america economy isn't working as people have been led to believe it is. the rich save their money in banks and have fewer workers which prevent many lower class americans from earning a living wage.
  • Explains that poverty is an outcome for anyone, and no one is helping because of negative stereotypes that people have labeled them as. the middle class is slowly making its way into bankruptcy because jobs are running thin and living expenses are increasing.
  • Argues that we can help the forty-five million people who struggle with paying bills by creating better paying jobs for them to have access to in order to pay their living expenses.

When people hear about poor people, they think of bums who steal and do drugs all the time. Society believes that they steal to avoid paying a few dollars on something that they need. People raise prices on healthier and much needed nutritious foods. The increase of price makes that food out of reach for people who can barely afford a place to live. In the book, Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America, by Linda Torado, Barbara Ehrenreich explains that being poor “… means having no privacy, since the boss has the legal right to search your belongs for stolen items” Poor people are on a tight leash and are constantly “… under suspicion of drug use and theft” (2). People who are facing financial hardship can lose their homes if they don’t pay their rent on time. They struggle to live through every week with the right necessities needed to

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