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Unformatted text preview: Social Work 150 Section ___ Response to a Reading Assignment Assigned Text Popple & Leighninger Chap. 8: "The Nature & Causes of Poverty", pp. 261-299 Student__________________________________________________Date________________ After reading the text, briefly discuss your thoughts and observations: 1. Past Bureau of Census data is displayed in Table 8.1 (p. 264). Comment on ways in which that data supports or contradicts common stereotypes on: "Who are the Poor?" See pp. 262-266. 2. Respond to the question: "Why are the poor poor?" What is your analysis of the differences that result, for some, in insufficient resources to meet basic human needs, and for others, more than adequate resources or even accumulating wealth? 3. Discuss the factor of race. Why do you consider that race is a major factor in distribution of income? What are some major reasons why the incomes and wealth of whites and those of people of color in the U.S usually have been so clearly differentiated on the basis of color? people of color in the U....
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