While in the South indentured servants would work on plantations to grow tobacco, indigo, and cotton which were all very labor intensive. Once these people got out of servitude they would seek to farm the land themselves but often would not have the means to do so which led to a poor class of people who could not even afford slaves. These poor people made up an ample amount of the population. The poor class of the South obviously was unable to afford a plantation or slaves for that matter. Consequently, it can be implied that did not have a very large impact on their will to fight in the Civil War.
I could not understand why some people had enough food and others did not.” (Wright 26) So it is due to hunger, hardship and scarcity that he is introduced to the harsh actualities of bigotry. On occasion, things deteriorated that Richard and his family had nothing to consume in view of the extraordinary level of poverty. In order to save themselves from the conditions
6.2 Unemployment According to Swanepoel (2016:7) unemployment is regarded as a source and effect of poverty in which people suffers from. It is a source because no job, no income. In addition, poor people cannot afford decent houses, nutritious food, medical aid and sending children to decent schools. Unemployment is the effect of poverty because weakness is caused by eating unhealthy food, poor housing and lack of access to education stop people from getting jobs. Unemployment is the effect of isolation.
They have dreams, intellects and goals just like her. However, “The Homewood residents whom I knew had little money and little free time.” The Negroes were a working class, with some visibly living in poverty in damaged overcrowded houses. Dillard thought the Negroes would not be interested in the studies of science. “They dreamed of ponds and streams. They were saving to buy microscopes.
Haiti has had a challenging history, from having an ongoing political oppression, to soil erosion which impacts its food supply for overpopulation in a small country, and the lack of a well developed education program which leads to illiteracy amongst the small country. The life inherited of an average Haitian concludes to daily misery and hardships, where this is unimaginable to people of a richer nation, such as the United States, who actually contributed in the past to their difficult life. Also, these life struggles are also not felt by the rare three percent of the population who have actually obtained the riches that were blessed by inheritance into an upper class
Especially in the south, were many plantation owners lost their workforce. They would now either be forced to pay their laborers or sell their farms, neither of which they were partial to. Out of this came sharecropping, where landowners gave laborers a house, and land, in exchange for a share of their crops. However this system had many issues, the laborers were almost always African Americans with no savings to buy tools, which they would need to buy from the landowners, putting them in debt, and making it difficult for them to become independent. Another result of the end of the war was the Depression of 1873, which raised the unemployment rate to 15% and created greater tensions among the working class in the United States.
Walter fails to fulfill his dreams of becoming wealthy due to multiple aspects of the Great Migration, including racism, poverty, and a lack of education for African Americans. Poverty in the black communities is a significant factor in why Walter struggles and fails to achieve his dreams. Many black families struggled with poverty in Chicago: roughly thirty percent of African Americans fell below the poverty line during this time. In addition to that, eight percent of African Americans were unemployed, compared to only two percent of white folks (Bogira). In A Raisin in the Sun, Walter must work as a chauffeur and Ruth, his wife, as a maid.
However, this attachment was caused due to Luis believing that Carlos was his only support system, so Luis knew he had no one else to depend on even though he had his aunt. Last but not least, the second external factor that affected the Galindos was the effects of poverty. "Many of the poor, and in particular the poor found within racial minorities, who must confront issues of both racism and poverty, feel trapped, disempowered, and increasingly full of rage." In the movie, Carlos and Luis were poor as Carlos was the only breadwinner in the family and the segregated environment they lived in had only certain jobs. There were some scenes where they displayed the lack of physical support such as since there was only one room in the house, Luis got the bed whereas Carlos had to sleep on the couch.
In those years Italy was a very poor country and after the war, the economy was slow to grow, especially in the south, which was less industrialized. With no jobs and no prospects, it was not surprising that many people decided to try their luck in America. Poverty and overpopulation were both big causes for Italians to leave Italy. We were used to work on farms in those years, but the soil was getting really bad and dry and it was hard to grow any crops. Because of this, there were very few jobs in Italy.
Society has not progressed since 1959 due to the presence of economic injustice, lack of unity and lack of truth. Many African Americans today find it hard to find a job, let alone in the fifties and sixties. During Griffins journey, he searches for a job. “How can we live?’[…] ‘That’s the whole point,’ he said, ” (Griffin, 98). As shown, the