The importance of this issue and why it was so obvious to me was because the kids that came or participated in BGC were normally of the lower social and income class. The lower class is blamed for most of the crime because of various reasons from not having a good role model to not having enough to do after school and BGC intervenes to try to change these statistics/findings by giving kids something to do after school and/or providing good role models. In this paper I will explain the importance of classism and the importance of organizations like BGC and its effects on kids. (bgca.org)
Classism is the lesser or different treatment based on social class. Classism is the oppression of the minority class groups to advantage and strengt...
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...s mission not for every kids but for many kids. Clubs seek to help kids marginalized and cast to the side and is very effective doing this. I probably will go back when I’m not in college and volunteer. Classism is going to continue as the gap between social classes continues to widen however clubs and organizations can help kids to rise and achieve what they otherwise might not have been able to achieve otherwise. Positivity can go a long way.
"BGCA Helps Parents Inspire Their Kids to Give Back During Holidays." Boys & Girls Clubs of America. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2013.
"Class Action." Class Action. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2013.
"Marginalization." Encyclopedia.com. HighBeam Research, 01 Jan. 2008. Web. 05 Dec. 2013.
Fuller, Robert. "What Is Rankism and Why Do We "Do" It?" The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 17 Feb. 2010. Web. 05 Dec. 2013.
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