Essay about The Culture of Poverty in America

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The Culture Poverty
America has always been a country known for their great integrity, diversity, financial prosperity and great pop culture. It has been a place many people have flocked to from many different parts of the world in order to escape their very own poverty struck countries in their quest to build a new life in America and hopefully become financially stable. In this article written by M. Harrington he pointed out some key factors discussing how America has not really changed from over a hundred years ago. In specifics he tells how many years have gone by and still yet there is still a very large amount of a poverty class of people. Although our nation takes great pride on its classlessness there is still a one quarter …show more content…

In reading the chapters for this week’s studies, I felt the conflict theory would be of most value in this topic simply because of its very nature. We learned that there is one origin by Mr. Karl Marx, who was able to see that there were two types of classes of people that we were dealing with. One was the producers and the other was the laborers. The conflict theory stresses the fact of how one class of people exploits the other class of people. Hence the distinction of the two classes, known as the lower class and the upper class. If we were to analyze these two classes of people we would see that this the very reason why segregation and division was born in this world in order for man to separate the good from the bad, the rich from the poor, the healthy from the unhealthy. It has been this way from the beginning of time. The cultural poverty class is known to have a stricken mindset mentally. They are not able to see past their current status nor are they able to train their mind to have hope for a better future, because they have already decided they will not flourish in their mind and they will struggle for the rest of their days. According to the word of God, we are to live a priestly lifestyle. It was never God’s intention for us to live below our means, it is his will that we live a holy, righteous life in Christ and be prosperous and blessed.

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