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Unformatted text preview: Janie Park Soc 1 Razzan 28 April 2010 Week 5: Compassion Gap As an enormous proportion of our society lives in poverty, the compassion gap focuses on the division of our moral commitment to providing a helping hand to those in need and the actions performed to actually helped those in poverty. The two main causes are that powerful groups in American society insist that public help towards the poor will in turn hurt them by making them dependent and weak. Secondly, is inadequate assistance leads to the poor being forced to break rules in order to survive. As critics insist that immortality is the root cause of poverty, the lack of assistance consequently forces the poor the break the rules labeling them as a menace to society. The war on bad behavior analyses the idea that those most prone to poverty, are people defined as morally deficient. Focusing on social problems such as teenage pregnancy, high drop-out rates, and drug addiction, the moral focus on poverty has shifted to the perceived moral failings of...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2011 for the course SOC 1 taught by Professor Mindyromero during the Spring '06 term at UC Davis.
- Spring '06