The Bell Curve Essay
In order to fully understand welfare and the precipitants of welfare, we must take into account an individuals culture and the cycle of socialization. Culture is a system of shared beliefs, values, customs, behaviors and artifacts that members of society use to cope with their world and with one …show more content…
Our political system is structurally discriminatory. Those individuals who make the laws and policies are predominantly middle to upper-middle class, white, and men with high political power. They are well educated, properly nourished, live in big fancy houses and have all luxuries and necessities of life. These men, who know merely nothing of what it actually feels like to live in poverty, are the individuals writing and implementing laws and policies. Additionally, these individuals are faced with political pressure to implement laws that enable the powerful to remain powerful, where the individuals holding the most power, continue to hold power and are not threatened by others. However, this is not to imply that these high standing political powers are purposely structuring society so that the poor are oppressed. Nevertheless, due to their culture and way of life, their perspective is altered, resulting in laws and policies, which oppress the poor.
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