Poverty in America consists of living in a community where education isn’t up to standards. Poverty in America consists of being reliant on welfare to afford rent. Many Americans do not realize the percentage of individuals and families that are barely surviving because of their class. Class based exploitation needs to be terminated prior to any other form of oppression simply because too many families are suffering and cannot seem to barricade the poverty line.
Boyz N the Hood was filmed in a run down and troubled urban environment with a large population of people. Neighborhoods like that are referred to as ghettos and they are filled with low income families and consist of old beat up homes. Ghettos normally consist of minorities and have major issues with their youth and employment. Kids are growing up in poor, single family homes with no father figure to look up to. The lack of role models in their life’s affects the way they grow up and this leads generations of people doing the same thing in the same place.
After the great depression and the crash of 2008, the number of homeless people has risen. Luckily, during recent times, the rate of homelessness has decreased. However, the economy is still deeply affected by homelessness through housing and sheltering projects and medical issues. These costs a lot of money and negatively affects the economy. Homelessness has existed since the beginning of civilization, usually because a lot of people at the time are too poor to buy a house.
A good question to ask about homeless people therefore is how do preconceived notions and stereotypes about homeless people cause city governments and it’s citizenry to treat them as inferiors who need to be hidden? Sometimes in our society, the homeless are stereotyped as homeless because they are to lazy to get a job and work hard. It seems a common belief in America that the benefits that life comes with almost always come after hard work. However, according to Wilson Dizard and Kristyn Martin of Al Jazeera America a quarter of the homeless population have employment at the time of their homelessness. “Hardworking yet still homeless in today’s America” focusses on the story of Julia Cooley, a mother of one who commutes to work a total of five hours a day, yet is still homeless when the work day is over (1).
In “The Latehomecomer” Yang’s family struggles to make enough money and are poorer than others. There is evidence in “The Latehomecomer” that says, “ We had been looking for houses a long time -some we had liked well enough; most we couldn’t afford.”(54) This quote shows that Yang and her family are struggling to make enough money for a new house. Also, Yang’s parents changed their work shift, so they would get a nominal increase in their wages. This connects to how the Greasers in The Outsiders live in a poor neighborhood and also struggled to earn enough money. Evidence that reveals this in The Outsiders is, “ We’re poorer than the Socs and the middle class.” The Greasers are poorer than others and have to work hard to make as much money as they can.
The effect of parents bringing kids into poverty are endless because there are endless reasons why people are in poverty. 13.4 percent of children were born into poverty which means there is a higher percentage of kids that were not born into it but are now in it(Breslow,2018 para 9). Kids do not make money or if they are old enough to get a job they still don't pay all the bills or have to provide for other people. The parents are the main source of income for these kids in poverty, it does not mean it was their fault because they could have lost their jobs or have been in poverty for their entire lives. There are parents who are at fault because of their drug addiction, lack of managing money, or because they do not consider their kids in their
It is very difficult for a poor or working class person who grew up in an urban ghetto to rise out of poverty for multiple reasons. Resources are limited to the poor and working class. Parents are forced to send their children to the local schools because they cannot afford to send their children to better school districts. The education curriculum is totally different for these children for the reason that they do not have access to new/improved books, good computers/electronics, academic assistance, teachers who genuinely care, and they aren’t even following the same curriculum as students who attend schools in better districts. With the lack of resources these children are forced to fall below academic standard which makes it extremely difficult
Psychology today can tell us that the environment in which we grow up in can have an important impact on a youth’s identity and future. Growing up in not only a state of poverty, but with additional social and economic disadvantages can have an overwhelming negative influence on student’s performance. In major cities across the United States schools that poverty stricken African American students attend are segregated, not in a legal sense, but because of location. Neighborhoods with soaring levels of poverty are limited to the oftentimes overpopulated, underfunded, and understaffed local schools. Creating a culture of multigenerational families isolated in their own poverty.
Half the world is living on less than $2.50 a day. Taking China as an example, it is the fourth largest country in the world having a population of more than 1.3 billion people. No doubt, China has been developing an at immense rate. However, the huge amount of population has also caused the poverty and inequality gap to rise. The citizens living in the rural area are far behind the ones living in the urban areas like Shanghai and Beijing.
Homelessness is something that affects people of all ages, races, backgrounds and religions. The problem of homelessness is not something that only happens in the large cities, it happens everywhere. There are people with many different problems that force them to become homeless. Many homeless people never got an education because of today’s society. If you no do not live in a home you are not qualified to go to a good school.