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Essay on Poverty in Social Classes
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Poverty in Social Classes
The world contains a lot of societies, cultures, and classes. Each household belongs to some social class that represents their level of education, their work position, and their financial status. These different classes have created a conflict between people. It fills rich people's minds with the thought that poor people are criminals, and that conflict ended up with creating poverty. The authors Gilbert, Kahl, Magnet, and Gans are discussing the important causes and reasons that created poverty in comparing and contrasting these points with each other.
Weber believes that educated people are more likely able to make a better society than non-educated ones. This is seen when the authors say, "Weber was…show more content…
Crimes were created from this class throughout the years. In contrast, the authors say, "So even as men regained a measure of security from criminal impulses that had arisen among them, the unjust inequality of wealth that had given the birth to crime in the first place was institutionalized in society at the very moment of its foundation." (qtd. in Gilbert and Kahl 449). This shows the belief of the authors that the underclass people are more likely to be criminals than happy secure people.
Magnet alludes to statements made by Plato, St. Augustine, Hobbes, Burke, and Freud and points out that each of these thinkers concluded "as men come from the hand of nature, they are instinctively aggressive, with a built-in inclination to violence" (451). Magnet, though, examines poverty's underlying causes, identifies the conditions necessary for its reduction, and offers the more sensible analysis of the condition. On the other hand, Gans, however, sees things differently. He believes poverty is caused by mainstream society, which suppresses the poor and creates a social climate hostile to the poor.
Clark takes an utterly uncompromising tack. "Crime among poor blacks... flows clearly and directly from the brutalization and dehumanization of racism, poverty, and injustice." (qtd. in Magnet 450).
In contrast, Gans believes that "black troubles and misbehavior are caused more by poverty