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    strategies, some of which are articulated in Poor Support and The War Against the Poor. In When Work Disappears, William Julius Wilson builds upon many of the insights he introduced in The Truly Disadvantaged, such as the rampant joblessness, social isolation, and lack of marriageable males that characterized many urban ghetto neighborhoods. In the class discussion, Professor Wilson argues that it is necessary to disassociate unemployment with joblessness, as the former only measures those still

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    Poor in the Inner City by William Julius Wilson is a book that approaches a controversial issue regarding poverty and race within the United States. Wilson illustrates what it is to be black and poor in the inner city. The themes that are presented in the book are the problems that bait an argument about what race and poverty face in the inner city. In my perspective, Wilson’s main argument is that the main focus ought to be the structural cause of discrimination. Wilson stated, “...more weight

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    The Underclass and Structural Racism

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    William Julius Wilson, a sociologist, refers to the urban poor as the "underclass". The primary issue facing members of the underclass is "joblessness reinforced by an increasing social isolation in an impoverished neighborhood". (1) They not only suffer from lower socioeconomic status, minimal education, and lack of opportunities, but they are further victimized by a lack of community safeguards and resources. The underclass’s defining characteristic is the absence of job opportunities coupled with

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    resources that an individual has available to them. These educational advantages can include: access to better schools, preparation for standardized testing, and quality of teachers. This paper will used the books The Truly Disadvantaged by William Julius Wilson and Blacks in the White Elite: Will the Progress Continue? By Richard

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    Lipsets American Creed

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    Lipset's American Creed Liberty. Egalitarianism. Individualism. Populism. Laissez-faire. These five concepts embody the "American creed" as described by author Seymour Martin Lipset. Lipset feels that this "American creed" is representative of an ideology that all Americans share. Lipset's argument is on shaky ground, however, when scrutinized under the microscope of race. Racial relations in this country do much to undermine the validity of Lipset's argument, especially the concepts of egalitarianism

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    includes the population under the working class and fits into the traditional social sciences. However, the specific term “underclass” was popularized during the last half of the 20th century, first by social scientist of American poverty such as William J. Wilson and other fist American social scientist of American poverty. The underclass concept has been a point of controversy among social scientist for decades and decades. Many of these sciences are from well off families that conside... ... middle

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    Factors in Sociology

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    William Julius Wilson is an American sociologist who is currently a professor at Harvard University. He has examined race-relations in the United States, specifically amongst American Americans. In his most noted work, The Declining Significance of Race, he identifies a diversion amongst middle and lower class Blacks. When Blacks attain success, they often times move out of urban neighborhoods. This leaves these neighborhoods unable to thrive. Without strong moral values and high unemployment,

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    James Q. Wilson 1982. “Broken Windows.” Washington, DC: The Atlantic. Retrieved March 20, 2014 (http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1982/03/broken-windows/304465/?single_page=true). Schorow, Stephanie 2008. “Wilson perceives social structure and culture as key causes of poverty.” Cambridge, MA: Harvard Gazette. Retrieved March 20, 2014 (http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2008/10/wilson-perceives-social-structure-and-culture-as-key-causes-of-poverty/). Wilson, William Julius. 2010. More

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    Urban Poverty: The Underclass

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    In tackling the problem of urban poverty, William Julius Wilson calls for a revitalization of the liberal perspective in the ghetto underclass debate. He claims that liberals dominated the discussions with compelling and intelligent arguments until the advent of the controversial Moynihan report in 1965, which claimed that “at the heart of the deterioration of the Negro society is the deterioration of the Negro family” (Moynihan), After that, liberals avoided any research that might result in

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    forced Blacks to be exploited for the economic gain of white plantation owners, and after slavery, Jim Crow Laws discriminated against Blacks and solidified their economic racial inferiority. In the 1970’s this was a huge topic of debate. William Julius Wilson argues in his publication, “The Declining Significance of Race” that African American’s socioeconomic status has a lot more to do with class rather than race. Charles Vert Willie opposes Wilson’s assertion and argues

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