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The official postmortem report on june 1 2020

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The official postmortem report on June 1, 2020, confirmed that the death was a homicide.
54George Floyd (from Houston, Texas) and his killer ex-officer Derek Chauvin.The killing of George Floyd.____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________American Classism and American Political CultureTheAmerican Dreamis a commonclichéin much of the United Statesmythology. The core of itsethos is that with hard work and dedication, anybody can achieve success and prosperity. Whileoptimism and perseverance are admirable traits, the path to financial success in the United States isnot as simple and straightforward. The chances of one becoming wealthy in this country are slim tonone, and there exists many barriers that impede upon those seeking opportunity. Poor is poor in
55America, whether that poor person is Black, Caucasian, Latino, or Asian. The poor have noprivilege. There is no American Dream for poor Americans.These barriers range from discrimination based on income, race, religion, gender, gender identityand sexual orientation, the rising prices of higher education, single income households, thedisenfranchisement of convicted felons, the accumulation of debt, and a lack of historical familywealth and inheritance.Today, there is an ever rising gap in economic inequality. The middle class is declining and cansoon become a nonexistent entity, and more and more Americans are slipping into poverty. As themiddle class continues to shrink and the poor continue to struggle, the extremely affluent ---the.01 percent --- and their wealth continue to grow and prosper.Poor, homeless, white living on the streets.In many ways, it is expensive to be poor and being from a lower income household makes successmuch harder to attain. The effects of poverty can lead to stress and studies have shown that lowerclass Americans exhibit higher signs of anxiety and mental illness.
56Also, being from an impoverished neighborhood with poor living conditions such as unclean water,pollution, leadexposure, crumbling infrastructure and inadequate food safety can have a hugeimpact on ones psychological and physical development. Another important factor to note is thatpoorer neighborhoods have underfunded and overcrowded school districts.With poor living conditions, underfunded education and a lack of resources to work off of, thisleads to a struggle to survive. The family structures in many poor neighborhoods are often unstableand with a low income, there is less time for parents to invest in the childs academic and socialdevelopment due to having to work more. There is also a positive correlation between poverty andcrime, as individuals with lower levels of education and income are more likely to commit crimesand be incarcerated. This is due to lack of resources and opportunity that lower-incomeneighborhoods provide.

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