The Logic Of Stupid Poor People Analysis

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In the reading “The logic of stupid poor people” by Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ms.Cottom speaks on her childhood experiences and explains to us the logic of why poor people buy expensive apparel when they can’t afford to pay for it later, or just done need it. She named the story “The logic of stupid poor people” because she wanted to emphasize, explaining this in her own words “one thing I’ve learned is that one person’s illogical belief is another person’s survival skill”. The stories main focus is on how society judges you by how you talk, dress and how much what you wear is worth. She further explains that these status symbols help you pass the “gatekeepers” which could mean the difference between working for minimum wage or having better

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