Poverty and Culture One of the common liberal claim is that all "the poor are just like everyone

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Poverty and Culture One of the common liberal claim is that all "the poor are just like everyone else except that they have less money." – Anonymous The Poverty Poverty is hunger, Poverty is lack of shelter, and Poverty is being sick and not being able to see a doctor. Poverty is not being able to go to school and not knowing how to read. Poverty is not having a job, is fear for the future, living one day at a time. Poverty is losing a child to illness brought about by contaminated water. Poverty is powerlessness, lack of representation and freedom. Poverty has many faces, changing from place to place and across time, and has been described in many ways. More often, poverty is a situation people want to escape. So poverty is a call to…show more content…
Many children have received poor teaching since they reached preschool age. Early frustration with learning caused by low-graded teaching, may foster an attitude of disdain for education. These factors have perhaps more of an influence on the education of a child in poverty than a cultural attitude. Oscar Lewis said, "The poverty of culture is one of the crucial aspects of the culture of poverty". Poverty and Culture A culture can become impoverished, but the inverse is more of a play on word than an actual sociological reality. Poverty is no more a culture than wealth, but they both do seem to perpetuate themselves in ways that may seem inescapable. The critical variable in whether a person will become successful or not (choose your own measure) is the facilitation of, or the provision for, momentum in a person's life. The concept of momentum has a straightforward denotation, but its application to sociology may not be readily apparent to everyone. If a healthy appreciation for knowledge, and more importantly awareness can be instilled early on, this gives a child the momentum he/she needs to achieve a much higher degree of awareness, which heightens a person's vision for opportunity. The more a person understands either through formal university education, travel, or life experience the greater that person's awareness will be, resulting in a greater potential for relative success in that person's life. The medicine

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