https://youtu.be/oRduEftineE This video describes and discusses poverty as did Chapter 8. After watching the video and reading the chapter, respond to the questions bellow (Although you are to use the information you learned from the book and film, you are to use your own words and ideas – plagiarism will result in a grade of a zero. Responses can not be less than 300 words.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke of two Americas in a speech at Stanford University in the 1960s. Describe the two Americas as they exist today.
Poverty is rooted in the social structure. How does the social structure in United States perpetuate poverty? Explain how race, class, gender, access, and other characteristics might combine to perpetuate poverty? How can we solve poverty rooted in the social structure?
Being in poverty is really a combination of individual and structural reasons. Compare the structural theory of poverty to individual explanations or personal responsibility.
When thinking about solving poverty, we need to “think big and act small.” Government interventions can only go so far. What are micro-interventions, and how can they help fight against poverty?