The Dirty Little Secret: Poverty In America Jane A. Easter The current reality in the United States of America is that the level of disparity between classes is growing and not in a good way. The small portion of the rich are getting richer and the number of poor is increasing creating a larger gap between the previous middle class and the lower class. The other reality is that it is a “don’t ask, don’t tell” society. Though studies, census data and other overwhelming proof is all around us, it is one of the least talked about issues. The classes by race and gender continue to have disparate realities across the country.
This is a massive amount to lose on the value of a home. Almost every person’s biggest investment is the purchasing of their home. To have the biggest investment you have ever made to be cut by almost half the value is devastating. Another factor that comes into the decrease in value of a home is that than they are paying for more than the house is worth. If the house is being over paid for then the house will be greatly losing money each month.
In times of disaster, it is clear that America's poor are more so poor in regards to their social class, than their ability to survive as human beings. Even poor families, who are overcrowded by U.S. standards or face temporary food shortages, are likely to have living conditions far greater than that of the world average. The poor of America do have a hard time
And the poor know better. How can this situation benefit anyone in our society? If the rich have all of the money and everyone else has nothing then we are no better than a dictatorship. Sure we still have some freedoms but for how long? It seems our government is already been overrun and now controlled by greed.
African American men face significantly higher rates of unemployment. They earn a lot less than their white counterparts and are more likely to be living in poverty. As a result of these factors African American men find it very difficult to meet the breadwinner role in the
From a Marxist point of view laws are made by the state, which represent the interests of the ruling class. This argument forms the basis of a theory of widespread crime and selective law enforcement. This shows that crime will occur right the way through society, however poor criminals receive harsher treatment than rich criminals. Marxists tend to emphasise white collar and corporate crime, and pay less attention to blue collar variants. They emphasise that crimes of the upper class exert a greater economic toll on society than the crimes of ordinary people.
It’s tragic poverty stems from human greed and power, a brutal history of colonial subjugation, one that caused an unexpected and globally destruction. Both the international community and Haiti's rulers have caused the destruction of Haiti's economy. International forces had a long term impact on Haiti and its economic development dating back from slavery. The French Colonization had a major impact on Haiti’s economy. African slave labor became vital to Saint-Domingue’s economic development; one of the primary reasons that Haiti was such a productively rich land was because of slave labor.
So what causes this worldwide dilemma? Primary factors that lead to poverty comprises of overpopulation, lack of knowledge and competence, unemployment and high standards of living. These are not all the causes but these are some of the leading causes. One of the lead causes of poverty is overpopulation. A certain place can only cater a certain amount of people.