Final Essay - After attempting to study race and poverty in...

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After attempting to study race and poverty in two U.S. case studies – the American South and Philadelphia I have come to the conclusion that there are significant similarities and differences. Although both cases take place in the U.S. the north and south have very different reasons for the cause of issues with race and poverty. According to readings, the north is generally more liberal and the south is conservative. This plays a big part in why people in these areas live and act the way they do. Race and poverty is intertwined closely. Blacks are disproportionately impoverished than any other race in both areas. This is where race and poverty establish a relationship in America. Racism is one of the leading causes of poverty in the south according to Lincoln. He argues that racism is rooted deep in the south. The south played a major role in slavery leading it to have more racist views. There were two videos in class showed two different cases of poverty in America. One talked about Camden, NJ and the other Jackson, Mississippi. These videos are prime examples of how race affects the north and the south differently. With the Camden video poverty was blamed on the fall of most of the factories. In Jackson poverty was blamed on slavery and segregation. The south is more directly affected by intentional segregation. Lincoln,
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course RELIGION 0833 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Temple.

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Final Essay - After attempting to study race and poverty in...

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