I have an appreciation for individuals who are not surrounded by an encouraging

I have an appreciation for individuals who are not

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divide when it comes to these terms. I have an appreciation for individuals who are not surrounded by an encouraging society, but still work towards making opportunities for themselves. I find it sad that a lot of times humans turn their backs to those who lack the essential necessities just because of their place in society. Most of this stems from the fear of helping the poor out could lead to a downfall in status. “ Citizens in the middle who live comfortable lives, luxurious lives in relation to the rest of the world, often fear that challenging classism will be their downfall, that simply by expressing concern for the poor they will end up like them, lacking the basic necessities of life” (Hooks, 2000). This phrase goes states that if someone in an upper class helps someone in a lower class, they are putting themselves at risk for being lowered in the social ladder. Stereotyping is another concept that presented itself in this reading. Throughout my life, I felt like have been stereotyped a handful of times, but nowhere close compared to other people.
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  • Spring '18
  • Sociology, Personal life, Kennesaw State University

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