Inequalities in the US, Spring 2018Class and Culture: Analyzing Moynihan’s Report6-8 pagesDue: Monday, March 5that 4pm (in Prof. Steinbugler’s Denny 219 mailbox)In the 1960s and 70s, the culture of poverty thesis was a dominant framework for understanding the connections between class and culture, specifically in regards to African Americans. This framework was given a national platform by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan in a report called “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action.” This report was originally written as background for a speech by President Johnson in 1964, but was published as a separate documentin 1965. It was an early and influential text on the connections between class, culture, and race. Even though Moynihan does not reference the “culture of poverty thesis” in his text, this piece is widely recognized as one of the first and most prominent articulations of that theory.This essay provides you with an opportunity to critically examine the central
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