Race & poverty

Race & poverty - XY University Everyone knows what the...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
X Y University Everyone knows what the word poverty means. It means poor, unable to buy the necessities to survive in today's world. We do not realize how easy it is for a person to fall into poverty: A lost job, a sudden illness, a death in the family or the endless cycle of being born into poverty and not knowing how to overcome it. Most of humanity lives on just a few dollars a day and it doesn’t matter if you live in the wealthiest nations in the world or the poorest, you will see high levels of inequality among people. These poorest people will also have less access to health, work, education and other services. The poorest are also typically marginalized from society and have little representation or voice in public and political debates, making it even harder to escape poverty. On the opposite, the wealthier you are, the more likely you are to benefit from economic or political policies. Because they are not like anybody else they are “wealthy”. There is a very wide range of income for individuals and families. This is why we have people that are very wealthy which are referred to as the upper class and there is the middle class that makes an average income, and the bottom of the income bracket lies the people in poverty. Poverty is a condition in which a person or family does not have the means to satisfy basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, and transportation. There is a significant
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 4

Race & poverty - XY University Everyone knows what the...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online